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Duane Morris LLP: Pa. Supreme Court Rejects Federal Case Law on E-Discovery; Adopts Prortionality Test for E-Discovery in Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on June 6, 2012, amended the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure to officially include the discovery of electronically stored information. The amended rules become effective on August 1, 2012. Changes to Rules Amended Rule 4009.1 includes "electronically...

Pennsylvania's Pending Privacy Protection Act Would Prohibit Disclosure of Access To Social Media Accounts

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 from job applicants . The Act is short and...