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Video: Cyber Security Dangers Posed By Portable Devices
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

John Mullen Sr. of Nelson de Luca & Horst, one of the chairmen of the NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum held in June, moderated a panel of experts on the special cyber risks presented by portable storage devices such as laptops... Read More

Your Employees' "Private" Facebook Posts Are Not Private
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by Eric Meyer

What is this? A broken record? Yesterday, I blogged about a recent NY appellate decision in which the court held that an employee who had sued her employer would have have to turn over her Facebook postings that related to the case. Today, we head... Read More

California Passes Comprehensive Social-Media Privacy Laws
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

California is now the third state to pass legislation banning employers from requesting or requiring the social-networking passwords of employees and applicants. The bill was passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday, reports the WSJ Blog . Maryland was... Read More

Coworking Part 2: Data & Privacy Risks
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Jon Hyman

In my last blog post, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce. In this part two of the series, at the risk of bursting this utopian post-industrial bubble, I set out some of the more pressing employment... Read More

Social Media and Privacy Cannot Coexist
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Jon Hyman

During my appearance on The Sound of Ideas to discuss social media in the workplace , NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon made an interesting point about the accessibility of employees' social media by employers. The question arose as to whether employees... Read More

Does HIPAA Apply to Employers?
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by Sands Anderson PC

by Ruth T. Griggs The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, protects the privacy and security of patient health information . A common question from human resource managers has been what is the impact of HIPAA... Read More

Coworking Part 2: Data & Privacy Risks
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Lisa Stam

In my last blog post, I discussed the emerging importance of coworking spaces in the post-industrial workforce. In this part two of the series, at the risk of bursting this utopian post-industrial bubble, I set out some of the more pressing employment... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More

Boss Hacks Personal Email Account of Employee. Emotional Distress Follows.
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Another case involving employer access to an employee’s personal email account. And the bad things that follow. The plaintiff was an administrative assistant to the Athletic Director of a public school district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her complaint... Read More