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Article: The Fourth Amendment and Privacy Issues on the "New" Internet: Facebook.com and MySpace.com

There is an interesting article on The Fourth Amendment and Privacy Issues on the "New" Internet: Facebook.com and MySpace.com in the Fall issue of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.

Abstract:

Facebook.com and MySpace.com are two of the most trafficked Web sites on the Internet. These Web sites form a "new" type of internet where users can create profiles and share information like never before. With the exploding popularity comes the usage by law enforcement of these Web sites to investigate criminal offenses and the corresponding privacy concerns of citizens.

The Comment explores Fourth Amendment jurisprudence beginning with landmark decisions, then discusses Fourth Amendment cases dealing specifically with cyberspace communications, and goes on to discuss how a court faced with a Fourth Amendment issue on Facebook.com or MySpace.com might apply the holdings from prior cases.

Thanks to my UW Madison Library colleague, Amanda Werhane, for the tip.