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Virtual Witness for the Prosecution

Posted by Irus on September 19, 2007

lawyers for the prosecution are using photos and statements posted at defendants’ personal Internet pages as evidence against them, while judges are taking such information into account at the sentencing stage.

MySpace and Facebook accounts can be accessed only by people who have been invited to visit them, raising the question: Should law enforcement agencies be required to get a search warrant before accessing them?

One might argue that a password-protected account is the same as a locked door, but if someone has given out the password to 50 people, it might be argued that there is no expectation of privacy.

Where do you think this is going and will this impact how and what you post on your personal pages?

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