Facebook Hailed for Fighting Overbroad Search Warrants

Facebook was hailed by the media after it “vehemently” opposed a set of warrants from the New York District Attorney’s Office demanding information on 381 users, arguing that the warrants were overbroad. Although Facebook ultimately lost its legal battle to prevent disclosure, it was able to persuade the District Attorney to unseal the case, permitting Facebook to notify the affected users. As a result of its efforts, Facebook was applauded for taking a strong stance for user privacy as other companies “rall[ied] behind” the company’s stance on the issue.

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