Intervention Order Served Via Facebook

Tuesday 23 November 2010 @ 9.31 a.m. | IP & Media

A recent article by Clayton Utz investigates the possibility that social networking sites can now become a place for legal processing.

Victoria Police has served an intervention order using Facebook. Following the failure of traditional methods of service, the Victorian Police successfully applied to a magistrate for an order for substituted service using Facebook.

This isn't the first time that Facebook has been used as part of the legal process here in Australia. In December 2008 Master Harper of the ACT Supreme Court allowed a lender to serve a default judgment on borrowers via Facebook, after conventional methods of contacting them had failed, a decision which is believed to have been a world-first.

What do you think of this phenomenon?