What do you think of a recent court ruling that forced a man suing over injuries from a car accident, to answer questions about the content on his Facebook page that is off limits to the public?
I was just reading Toronto Star legal writer Tracey Tyler’s article Facebook user poked – by the courts, that said that Justice David Brown of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice did just that.
Leduc (the man sueing) must now answer questions about what his Facebook page contains, because…
“Facebook profiles are not designed to function as diaries; they enable users to construct personal networks or communities of `friends’ with whom they can share information about themselves, and on which `friends’ can post information about the user”
It will be interesting to see how this turns out.Will the decision be overturned? Did Leduc or his friends post pictures that prove that “accident in Lindsay in 2004 lessened Leduc’s enjoyment of life”? Is it right to use his (or his friend’s) pictures against him? What do you think?