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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

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

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: Social Media in the City
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Tina George

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... Read More

Testimony about the Impact of Social Media on Open Government
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

FTC Settlement - Twitter Barred for 20 Years From Misleading
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Tags: Twitter , eCommerce , FTC

Feds Declare that Blogs and Social Networks are Public Meetings
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Jump In! The Social Media Waters are Not (that) Cold
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by Tami S Cunningham, JD

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... Read More

Bing Now Offers Links from Search to Facebook & Twitter
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

GPS Tracking Required Warrant
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Introducing the LexisNexis® Legal News app
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Tina George

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... Read More