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Company Social Media Policies Impacted by NJ Decision

A few days ago (on March 30, 2010) the New Jersey Supreme Court handed down a decision that is certain to have significant implications in social media policy circles. In Stengart v Loving Care Agency (2010 N.J. LEXIS 241), Plaintiff Stengart, in anticipation of a lawsuit against her employer, Loving...

Contractors Beware: Email Is Not Private

Authored by attorney Patrick Genzler Electronic mail has become the de facto principal means of communication for most businesses today. And, in most businesses, email is widely used by many employees to perform company business. However, the ease with which we can communicate and transmit documents...

The People's Business Cannot Be Redacted: The Wisconsin Court of Appeals Directs a State Legislator to Release Withheld Email Information

In a potentially far-reaching decision, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on April 9, 2014, put individuals, corporations, and others on notice that when they email a public official, their identities and email addresses are likely to be discoverable upon request. The case, The John K. MacIver Institute...

The Fourth Amendment Prohibits Carte Blanche Review of Email Accounts by the Government

Those office employees who have rolled the dice and sent emails clearly not suitable for work would be glad to know that their email accounts are protected from government intrusion by the Fourth Amendment [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. United States v. Warshak , 631 F.3d 266...