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, forums, message boards, chat
A Judge ruled that Facebook wall postings and
MySpace comments may not be subpoenaed based on the 1986 Stored Communications Act which is the same
statute before the US Supreme Court in Quon v. Arch Wireless . US District Judge
Margaret Morrow's May 26, 2010 37 page Order in Buckley H. Crispin...
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...
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.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
issued its second annual privacy report card with lower
grades of "C for consumer data protection efforts and a D on civil liberties."
Mark Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC said "Our bottom-line
assessment is that with respect to...
In recent weeks, the issue of the right to privacy has been ever-so-slightly tipping the scales against just about any other right. One of the latest cases stems from what would normally be deemed as juror misconduct.
In California, an appellate court judge is facing the challenge of balancing a defendant's...
Divorce attorneys are seeing more and more social media involvement, in particular Facebook, in the cases they take on. Sure Facebook might not be the reason the marriage ended but as an ever-increasing source of evidence of infidelity, it might deserve its title of "marriage killer." Last...
Two recent Pennsylvania State Court
rulings only make things more confusing as Social Media privacy disputes become
Bucks County Common Pleas Court
Judge Albert J. Cepparulo ruled in Piccolo v. Paterson denied a motion to require the Piccolo to accept Patterson
as a Facebook friend...
The June 2011 issue of Consumer
Reports included an article that Facebook
has more than 7.5 million children as users which apparently is violating
the 1998 Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA) which precludes children under 13 from using
websites and in particular to join Facebook...
After the US government filed
charges that Facebook violated US privacy law, Facebook finally
confessed that it failed to protect the privacy of its 800 million active
users. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) welcomes the public to submit comments
on the settlement through December 30, 2011 .