Reasonable expectation of privacy – How many friends does it take to make your Facebook profile information public?

Court systems are deciding how many friends is reasonable to be considered private. What if you have 500 friends or 1000 friends? If decide to put up a new status update or photo or wall post for all of your social network to read or see, do you really think that you have a reasonable expectation of privacy?  With Facebooks new Open Graph all that data will be shared with all the Facebook ecosystems API.  Will your data be public or private?

Section Eight of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides everyone in Canada with protection against unreasonable search and seizure. This Charter right provides Canadians with their primary source of constitutionally enforced privacy rights against unreasonable intrusion from the state. Typically, this protects personal information that can be obtained through searching someone in pat-down, entering someone’s property or surveillance.

 

 

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