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Facebook Seeks to Argue Unconstitutionality of User Account Warrants in NY Court

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Facebook Seeks to Argue Unconstitutionality of User Account Warrants in NY Court

ALBANY – The state’s highest court will hear arguments this week about whether Facebook can challenge the constitutionality of search warrants served by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for information on 381 users’ accounts.

Facebook said the case, Matter of 381 Search Warrants Directed to Facebook (New York County District Attorney’s Office), 16, presents the court with no less than “the opportunity to set a historic precedent establishing that the Fourth Amendment remains a bulwark against unreasonable government seizures in the digital age…

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