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Troutman Sanders LLP: Risks Associated With Bring Your Own Device ('BYOD') Policies

Over the past year, more and more employers are letting their employees connect personal smartphones or tablets to the employer's network. Some companies have even stopped supplying their employees with computers; instead, employees bring their own laptops to work (or work remotely from home). ...

Troutman Sanders LLP: 'Facing' Reality: Facebook Knows What You Look Like

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...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Sitton v. Print Direction - Employees and Their Personal Devices

What privacy rights does an employee have to personal devices used in the workplace? In what is almost certain to be one of many cases addressing the scope of those rights, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided the case Sitton v. Print Direction, Inc ., 718 S.E.2d 532 (2011) [ enhanced version available...

Troutman Sanders LLP: New Jersey's Gift Card Law Requires Personal Data Collection

We recently wrote about the California law prohibiting retailers from asking for their customers' ZIP codes in credit card purchases . In one of the most striking examples of the fractured, decentralized approach to consumer privacy existing in the U.S., we note that another state, New Jersey, has...