Facebook’s Stance On Protecting User Data Challenged In Oregon Murder Case

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http://techcrunch.com – Facebook has been cooperating with law-enforcement officials for some time when it comes to handing over user data as evidence in court cases. But the situation is less clear when those legal requests are made by others — a predicament being highlighted right now in a murder case in Oregon, where the social network has (so far) refused to comply with requests from the defense team of a murder suspect to provide data that could prove beneficial to the defendant’s case. The case has some potentially big consequences. If Facebook gets held in contempt of the court for not handing over (IT news)