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The Afterlife in CyberSpace

What happens to your Facebook chats, Flickr photos,LinkedIn connections, and Twitter witticisms when you die. Will your friends and family have access to your "digital memory"? The short answer: " No ". in fact, getting friends and family access to your passwords, and thereby your...

PRIVACY: Should the FBI Get Records about Your Internet Activity Without a Subpoena

A recent report that the White House wants the FBI to have access to an individual's Internet activity may help with investigation of terrorism or intelligence, but what about our expectation of privacy? Notwithstanding all of Mark Zuckerberg's recent comments about privacy, last winter Zuckerberg...

Too Much Information: When Sharing is a Bad Thing

Google CEO Eric Schmidt "fears that too much information is shared online, and predicts that people will one day change their name and reinvent themselves in order to escape their digital past." Not a very surprising observation given the explosive growth of Social Media, and proliferation...

Social Media Privacy--Do You Really Care?

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 lots of valuable information about users. Let's...

A Practical Guide to Social Media Issues: McGrady on Social Media

McGrady on Social Media provides a framework to help you understand important questions in this rapidly-evolving area of law, covering the impact of various laws on social media, such as copyright and communications, to aid the creation of social media policies. Designed to provide an appreciation...

Social Media Privacy and Intellectual Property Issues Podcast

Paul D. McGrady Jr. of Greenberg Traurig LLP discusses some of the major concerns that have arisen with the growth of social media, including privacy, employment, cyberbullying and intellectual property issues. Mr. McGrady is author of McGrady on Social Media, available from LexisNexis. Copyright©...

Sharing Your Facebook Password with Your Firm or Employer

Should you share your Facebook password? There's only really one answer to that question ... right? Most people wouldn't dream of handing the keys to their Facebook profile-or any of their other social media profiles-to anyone, let alone an employer. That's why Facebook has...

The Unique Challenges of Social Media in Court

Trying a case in today's increasingly connected society-due to the proliferation of social media as well as the ease of accessing information via mobile devices-has become a challenge for attorneys and judges alike, and was the topic of discussion during a recent Webinar sponsored by LexisNexis....