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Delaware Workplace Privacy Act Protects Student Facebook Posts' Privacy
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Delaware's Workplace Privacy Act (H.B. 308) , died with the end of the legislative session. As readers know from my several prior posts, I won't exactly be mourning the loss. The Bill's companion legislation, H.B. 309, did survive, however... Read More

Behavioral Marketing is an Important Component Of Social Media
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

By Robert Wice Underwriter, Beazley Group Behavioral marketing is an important part of the social media world because it is how the social media sites and other sites generate revenue. These companies are using web application tracking technologies... Read More

Video: Lathrop's Bandlow On Liability From Social Media
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

Lincoln Bandlow, Esq., of Lathrop & Gage LLP spoke during the "Social Media Maze: Liability in Behavioral Advertising and Social Media" session during the NetDiligence® 2nd Annual Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum , hosted by... Read More

Pennsylvania's Pending Privacy Protection Act Would Prohibit Disclosure of Access To Social Media Accounts
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Philip Miles

The Social Media Privacy Protection Act (available here) is new legislation pending in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The proposed legislation is a response to the near-universal outrage over employers requesting Facebook and other social media passwords... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: 'Facing' Reality: Facebook Knows What You Look Like
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

It's a bit odd to think that about whether you have a privacy right in what you look like. But as companies continue to gather enormous amounts of all kinds of data - including faces - and wrestle with whether they can monetize that data, the fear... Read More

Free Download: White Paper Explores Insurance Coverage Implications of Social Media
Posted on 11 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Understanding The NLRB's Latest Guidance On Social Media Policies- It Likely Applies to You
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Troutman Sanders

Our colleague Brandon Dhande posted a great article on our sister blog - HR Law Matters - about the National Labor Relations Board's latest guidance on social media policies. There are certain things that employers just can't do in terms of restricting... Read More

Video: Kroll's Prendergast On Data Breach Preparedness
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

Rick Prendergast of Kroll Fraud Solutions spoke at the NetDiligence® 2nd Annual Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum , hosted by HB Litigation Conferences in Philadelphia on June 9, 2011 and explained why many companies are re-thinking their data... Read More

Video: Raether On Forensic Analysis, Employees As Biggest Threat To Security
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

Ronald Raether Jr., Esq., CIPP, of Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. , talked about the forensics process following a cyber breach and described why employees can be the biggest threat to a company's cyber security. Raether spoke during the "Solving... Read More

Duane Morris LLP Alert: Illinois Bans Employers from Asking Employees or Applicants to Disclose Social Media Passwords
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed an amendment to the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (P.A. 097-0875), which prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that employees or job applicants provide the employer with... Read More

Video: Toby Merrill of ACE on Social Media Risk
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

The explosion of social media in recent years has created tremendous opportunity for businesses. But with that opportunity has come tremendous risk in a number of areas. What can companies and organizations do to protect themselves? Toby Merrill of ACE... Read More

Supreme Court Majority Holds Threatening Speech Conviction Requires Intent Finding
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Reversing a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, a U.S. Supreme Court majority today held that a conviction for making threatening communications under 16 U.S. Code Section 875(c) requires a showing of... Read More

California AB 1844: Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September 27, 2012, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1844 , which prohibits employers from requiring (or... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Maryland User Name and Password Privacy Protections Take Effect October 1
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More