International courts increasingly willing to accept service
through Facebook when other methods fail.
Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules
permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical
impossibility of personal service and that...
Social media provides the
potential for both client and attorney to waive work-product doctrine
protection and attorney-client privilege by publicly disclosing confidential information.
Voluntary disclosure of the content of a privileged attorney
communication constitutes waiver of the privilege...
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 regarding what you post and tweet. In fact,
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...
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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...
It's a bit odd to think that about whether you have a privacy right in what you look like. But as companies continue to gather enormous amounts of all kinds of data - including faces - and wrestle with whether they can monetize that data, the fear of "Big Brother" continues to spark debate...
Delaware's Workplace Privacy Act (H.B. 308) , died with the end of the legislative session. As readers know from my several prior posts, I won't exactly be mourning the loss. The Bill's companion legislation, H.B. 309, did survive, however, passed by the State Senate during its final session...
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...
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Social media presents a whole new set of exposures and liabilities that...
Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape of employee privacy rights at a rapid pace. On September 27, 2012, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1844 , which prohibits employers from requiring (or requesting) employees or applicants to divulge their...