Danish Courts:No Press Access to Friend’s Profiles

How public or how private is information posted on Facebook?  Its depends on context – is it an attorney attempting to collect evidence against a plaintiff or is it a journalist trying to publicize private Facebook information?  And where is it?

In Denmark a press council ruled that media isn’t allow to “quote” someone from a private Facebook profile.  They did, however, provide a gaping exception for “general interest.”  I guess if Michael Jackson died again, Danish journalists could grab quotes from Jackson fans from their private Facebook wall?  More to come, I’m sure.

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