Feds Declare that Blogs and Social Networks are Public Meetings

For purposes of dealing with web 2.0 the White House Memo released on April 7, 2010 about social media specifically states that "interactive meeting tools-including but not limited to public conference calls, webinars, blogs, discussion boards, forums, message boards, chat sessions, social...

Testimony about the Impact of Social Media on Open Government

I was honored to be asked by the Texas Senate to testify how Social Media impacts Open Government at a hearing on May 11, 2010 and you are welcome to read my Statement concerning Charge #13 for the Senate Affairs Committee: Study the Public Information (Open Records) Act and the Open Meetings...

FTC Settlement - Twitter Barred for 20 Years From Misleading

President-Elect Obama's Twitter account was hacked "offering his more than 150,000 followers a chance to win $500 in free gas." Twitter settled the FTC's charges "that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information, marking...

GPS Tracking Required Warrant

A court recently ruled that the use of GPS tracking data in a drug distribution case violated the defendant's constitutional rights and the police needed a warrant. The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief in support of Antoine Jones that his expectation of privacy was violated by the...

Introducing the LexisNexis® Legal News app

LexisNexis® has worked with Newstex for several years to aggregate some of the best legal news, video, blog and twitter sources for the LexisNexis service. Now LexisNexis and Newstex have partnered to bring you the LexisNexis® Legal News app which will continuously update content feeds for...

Bing Now Offers Links from Search to Facebook & Twitter

Microsoft's Bing search engine is trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from search results with the hope that these Social Media links will impact search traffic. Since Microsoft does not have...

Jump In! The Social Media Waters are Not (that) Cold

There's been so much press about Facebook privacy of late that it makes even the average Joe consider hitting the "Deactivate" link. As an attorney or anyone related to the legal industry, you may feel a greater degree of responsibility regarding what you post and tweet. In fact, the...

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: Social Media in the City

Starts: Wednesday November 16, 2011, 09:00AM GMT Ends: Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:30PM GMT Event Type: Training/Seminar Location: One America Square London, GREATER LONDON GB Price: ...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Maryland User Name and Password Privacy Protections Take Effect October 1

By Timothy F. McCormack and Michelle M. McGeogh Beginning October 1, 2012, employees and job applicants' personal e-mail accounts, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, Pinterest pages, and similar accounts will gain more protection from Maryland employers. Under the new law, employers in Maryland...

Free Download: White Paper Explores Insurance Coverage Implications of Social Media

With social media pervading most aspects of society and business, are you up to date on the changes that it brings to the insurance industry? Download a complimentary white paper covering insurance implications of social media . Social media presents a whole new set of exposures and liabilities that...