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...
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Hailing her state as the "epicenter of modern innovation," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued recommendations for app developers and providers, advertising networks and others as part of an effort to give consumers "meaningful...
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Facebook users on May 23 filed an amended consolidated class action complaint in federal court here in the case In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation (No. 5:12-md-02314-EJD, N.D. Calif. [San Jose]).
The class action asserts...
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...
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...
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...
From the state that just loves our sloppy seconds -- out-of-work wide receiver who cries about a fumbling quarterback say, "What. It's unfair. That's my quarterback." -- comes this case about a Facebooking emergency medical technician...
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...
Growth at Facebook has been
unbelievable and not a surprise that its user rolls will get to 500 million , but last fall a childhood friend
died, and a few months later I was taken aback after Facebook asked me to
post on his wall. Since so many new...
Allowing Google to access your cell
GPS will permit Google to make suggestions about things to do or restaurants to
try wherever you happen to be. Although Google's CEO Eric Schmidt recently said
these autonomous search features were on the horizon...
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...
Facebook now offers users the
ability to download all of their content in a simple zip
file format, but this doesn't solve privacy concerns. Sure it's nice to be
able to download all the content, but in the meantime Facebook still stores
Within 10 days of the riots in the
UK a judge sentenced two young men, 20
and 22, to 4 years in jail for using Facebook. Without question Social
Media has transformed communications and impacted the UK riots, but one might
wonder if the courts may...
reports that Facebook became the most visited website in the US for the
first time. Kind of takes your breath away that a social media site is getting
more traffic than the largest search engine in the US. Since Facebook
just went over 400...