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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...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part I)

In today's technology-focused age, commercial websites are ever more sophisticated and interactive, allowing customers to do far more than view and purchase a company's products. More and more businesses use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to reach consumers and build brand...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part II: Gathering Information from Website Visitors)

By Troutman Sanders Part I of this post addressed the content that appears on your company website - both content you create or that was created for you and content generated by users of your website. Today, we will look at the various technologies for collecting information from users - often without...

Yo, Boss! Did you say "Spacebook" and "Tweeter"?

Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken probably had a pretty bad week. Last Saturday, he missed one extra point and four field goals in Penn State's 17-16 loss to Virginia. After the game, he was deluged with online insults. Thankfully, his coach, Bill O'Brien, came to his defense. Obviously, I think...

Employee's Twitter hatin' costs him unemployment benefits

An employee getting fired for caustic social-media posts is so 2011 . Having an application for unemployment-compensation benefits denied because of Twitter stupidity -- that's the new black. Stephen Burns was fired from his job after his employer learned that Burns had repeatedly tweeted that...

LexisNexis Presents a Complimentary CLE-Accredited Webinar: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry

Get up to date on social media’s influence for insurance privacy laws and regulatory changes. Cl ick to see Ronald Raether's video message about this webinar . R egister now Le xi sNexis®...

Insurance Coverage Implications of Social Media: Download This Complimentary White Paper

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...

You May Occupy Your Twitter Account, But Do You Own It?

If recent developments in New York Criminal Court are any indication, your social media, email and SMS texts are just as vulnerable to exposure as everyone has been saying they are. Such a trend is bad news for bloggers, tweeters and texters, but may be good news if you are a litigant trying to gain...

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...

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields, 2012 Emerging Issues 6788 . Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September...

After Immigration Arrests, Online Outcry, and Release

"Immigration agents arrested the mother and brother of a prominent activist during a raid at her home here late Thursday, unleashing a vigorous response on social media and focusing new attention on one of the most controversial aspects of the Obama administration’s policies on deportation...

When Is A Tweet An Attorney Advertisement?

"Immigration attorneys have naturally adapted to the internet faster than attorneys in other practice areas. They were the among the first to set up their own web sites , and with the advent of social media have also happily adapted to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networks. Using...

If the Blog is Down...

On rare occasion (such as Friday, Mar. 15, 2013) the blog, http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/immigration-law/ , may be down for repairs or minor hiccups. If that happens, and you are not receiving emails or RSS feeds from the blog, please migrate to my Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/dkbib . Thank...

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AP Hack Demonstrates the Power of 140 Characters #Twitter

by Donna Ray Berkelhammer Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter , being a relative new kid on the block, can be especially mystifying. What is Twitter and...

Go Twitter IPO!

Social media giant Twitter starts trading following its IPO today. One hopes the lessons of the Facebook IPO debacle are learned. In fact Facebook is now trading $14 above its IPO price, after a very disappointing start. Plus Twitter is choosing a day following a record high on the Dow Industrials index...

Ballard Spahr LLP: New Jersey’s New Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect

By Donna D. Page and Mary Cate Gordon New Jersey is now among a growing number of states with social media privacy laws to protect personal social media accounts of current employees and applicants. On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that prevents employers from requiring job...

EOIR Now on Facebook

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has opened a Facebook account to assist the agency in providing interested parties with information about news, events, and announcements through a second social media channel. Please note that EOIR’s website, www.justice.gov/eoir, will continue...

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Why Defense Lawyers Should Care About Social Media, Part 1

By Andrew B. Downs Over the past several years, the use of social media has expanded dramatically to the point where it now can have a significant impact on business decisions, corporate public relations and how litigants are perceived. For those reasons, defense lawyers need to be social media...

Bullivant Houser Bailey: Why Defense Lawyers Should Care About Social Media, Part 2

By Andrew B. Downs Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Blog This is the last post in a two part series from the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) Blog on social media and what defense lawyers need to be aware of. In Part 1, we discussed the mob rule...

William A. Ruskin: Pharmaceutical Failure to Warn.... On Facebook?

By William A. Ruskin The Facebook page of Switzerland-based drug maker, IBSA Institut Biochimique S.A . (“IBSA”), appeared innocent enough: If you have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or are having difficulty controlling your levothyroxine blood levels, talk to your doctor about...

This is Real Law: The Future of Law Librarianship: An Interview with Mike Timpani

Technology is changing the role of law librarians. That reality recently prompted LexisNexis to hold a Twitter contest asking law librarians 10 questions about their profession for the chance to win a trip to the Presidential Library of their choice. We received many insightful answers from law librarians...

Celebrity Endorsements on Social Media: 7 Tips for Navigating the Right of Publicity

By David M. Kramer and James Stewart Social media makes building a brand easy: the tools are laid out in front of you, ready to launch your company to worldwide fame with a click of the mouse. Craft a few irreverent tweets, refresh the company Facebook page and voilà: you instantly have the...

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