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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DEA Settles Lawsuit Relating to Fake Facebook Page

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was sued after it created a Facebook page using information and pictures of a woman in a cocaine case. The DEA had taken pictures and information about the plaintiff from her cellphone after a 2010 arrest and then used the pictures and information to create a fake Facebook page intended to trick her friends into divulging possibly incriminating information. The government argued that the plaintiff "implicitly consented by granting access to the information stored in her cellphone and by consenting to the use of that information to aid in... ongoing criminal investigations."  Nevertheless, the DEA recently agreed to settle the lawsuit for $134,000.  

You can read more about the settlement here.

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