Social Networking Websites – Just How Private Are they?

By: Audrey Millemann and Etan Zaitsu, The IP Law Blog, August 8, 2010

The federal Stored Communications Act (SCA) of 1986 was established in an attempt to give Fourth Amendment-type privacy protections to people for their Internet communications. In other words, Congress sought to protect people’s Internet privacy from warrantless intrusion. As some legal scholars have noted, however, the SCA has not been amended to keep up with the changing dynamics of the Internet. … For example, one development that has raised concerns about the protections afforded by the SCA is the rise of social networking sites …

For full text of the article, visit Social Networking Websites – Just How Private Are they? : IP Law Blog : California Intellectual Property Lawyer, Attorney, Law Firm : Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, Sacramento.

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