The Fourth District Court of Appeals was recently called upon to determine issues concerning the rights to privacy that attached to photographs on a personal injury Plaintiff’s Facebook page. The court held that “the photos posted on a social networking site are neither privileged nor protected by any right of privacy, regardless of any privacy settings that the user may have established.” (click image above to see more detail)
The rise of the internet has produced a wealth of information that leads many of us to believe that we can now function with little or no assistance from professionals. This self-help phenomena often leads to serious problems. Many of the clients who have been forced to hire me to handle their business litigation disputes decided to draft their own agreements using forms that they found on the internet.