US Justice Department settled for $134,000 for setting up fake Facebook account

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) set up a fake Facebook account in her name using seized pictures. The settlement takes into account emerging personal privacy concerns.

Facebook had previously disabled the law enforcement agency’s fake profile. See here.

Stipulation of the settlement agreement is available at http://online.wsj…

More information is available herehere, and here.



Follow us on& Like us on