The real question is if the subpoena was trolling and an illegal search. What if the disabled posted a photograph of them on Facebook engaging in a stressful physical activity before they were disabled?
Furthermore there are some disabled that cannot get a job because of their disability but have limited mobility and can carry a grocery bag full of bread from their car to their house. Insurance companies love to have their investigators photograph the disabled engaging in no stress activities and then suing them for disability fraud. In one case an investigator was caught and arrested as a peeping tom for trying to photograph a disabled persons activities through a window in their home. In my opinion anyone that posts personal information on a social network, has rocks in their head.
And, unfortunately, there are thousands of people looking to hit the lottery thru disability fraud in the US. And these people cost us all money and NOT just insurance companies. If subpoenas to Facebook help catch them - well great!!.
Re: New York courts unprecedented user data request.
You don't get it. FB has or should have no obligation to maintain or provide no data over 24hrs old if that. I clear ALL records on the FTP server I run and all is encrypted. So, what if they wanted to do a search, say, on ANYONE who said they own a certain type of gun? Would you be ok with that? What if your kid had a specific illness and they wanted to sniff out ANYONE who has that illness so they can share that info with the states medical commissioner who in turn has to had it over to other insurance boards (FOIA) who in turn refuse to insure you or your kids condition. Geez, it' just friggin amazing that people can't comprehend how this tool can be used for more then just catching bad guys.