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Facebook‘s legal department is ready for a fight. Almost every day, law enforcement officials and civil litigators request information from a user’s Facebook account, Deputy General Counsel Mark Howitson told several hundred lawyers in a packed ballroom during his keynote address Tuesday morning at LegalTech New York. But he is still waiting for a case on Facebook’s policies to go before a federal judge to define exactly what content on Facebook is protected so that it’s clearer to everyone. There’s some public misunderstanding about what Facebook’s legal responsibilities are to protect user’s privacy, he said. “We don’t want to have to deal with these requests.”

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