Updated Facebook Subpoena Information

by Fred Abramson on October 21, 2010 · 1 comment

Facebook just posted new rules regarding obtaining subpoena info. They now codified their rule that you must obtain a subpoena in the State of California.

Here is the info:

If you are or represent a party to a civil case and believe basic subscriber information is indispensable and is not within the possession of a party, you must personally serve a valid California or Federal subpoena on Facebook. Out-of-state civil subpoenas must be domesticated in California. Facebook’s registered agent for service of process is:

Custodian of Records, Facebook, Inc.
c/o Corporation Services Company
2730 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento CA 95833

Facebook is unable to process subpoenas that fail to identify users by their Facebook user ID (“UID”) or email associated with the account. Names, birthdays and purported locations are insufficient. UIDs can be found in the uniform resource locator available in a browser displaying the account in question. For example, in the URL http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12345678910, 12345678910 is the UID.

Facebook charges a mandatory, non-refundable processing fee of $500.00 per user account. Please enclose payment with your properly served subpoenas. A custodian declaration will be included with the return of materials, if any. Notarized declarations carry an additional $100.00 fee.

For more info: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=17159

The Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson practices law in New York State.

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