The Fallacy of Privacy

Discovery of “Private” Social Media Content 

The courts’ treatment of publicly shared posts, tweets and photographs is relatively straightforward, but discovery disputes are on the rise regarding the disclosure of privately shared content. On February 16, 2018, a ruling by the New York Court of Appeals liberalized the standard for the disclosure of private social media content in civil litigation. Read Associate Kamran F. Hashmi’s article on an advocate’s view of the ruling to learn more.