US Case Law Regarding Social Networks' Privacy Policies

01 December 2011 E-Commerce Law Reports Publication
Author(s): Melinda F. Levitt

E-Commerce Law Reports

Partner Melinda Levitt and Associate Brian Kapatkin said that case law in the United States has made it difficult to claim Fourth Amendment protection when records are voluntarily provided to and retained by social network services. They added that Congress will need to make the decision to amend or replace the Stored Communications Act if it believes individuals are entitled to additional privacy rights related to electronic data records.