NY Appellate Division denies district attorney’s motion to dismiss Facebook appeal re bulk warrants and allowed technology companies to file amicus briefs

On September 25, 2014, the NY Appellate Division of the Supreme Court denied the New York County District Attorney motion to dismiss Facebook’s appeal of In re search 381 search warrants directed to Facebook and dated July 23, 2013.

In July 2013, a trial court issued bulk search warrants directing Facebook to produce virtually all records and communications for 381 Facebook accounts. After a motion to quash was denied by the trail court, Facebook appealed. The New York County District Attorney filed a motion to dismiss the appeal, which the Appellate Division denied, as said.

This is not all, however, the Appellate Division also granted permission to a group of outside companies, such as the New York Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yelp, Kickstarter, Meetup, to file amicus briefs.

So the appeal goes on. And a question now begs an answer: Are warrants demanding Facebook to release users information constitutional?

Read our article  “Facebook appeals order to disclose account information of 381 users” here.

Open Pdf


Follow us on& Like us on