One of my law firm partners visited San Francisco this week and was complaining about the fact that she was unable to use her Verizon Hot Spot at her hotel. “In San Francisco?” I said. “Are you kidding?” She wasn’t....more
Most employers already know they cannot forbid employees from criticizing management, workplace conditions, or discussing salaries in person or on the Internet. Employers cannot forbid employees from posting comments — both...more
Someone must have once echoed those sentiments back in the 1890’s when payphones as we knew them were first introduced to the public. Now, as then, payphones were created as a convenience to be used in public places, mostly...more
It’s official: The federal government is creating the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats. The agency will be modeled after the National Counterterrorism...more
Upwards of 80 million Americans may be affected by the Anthem data breach. According to Anthem’s press release, the hackers gained access to the names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email...more
Legislators from the House of Representatives will begin work today on figuring out how to protect American companies from cybersecurity breaches. The panel will host comments from the retail, tech, and marketing industry...more
It was bound to happen. Sooner or later the U.S. Supreme Court would be put to the task of deciding whether a married couple from California are still married while visiting Elvis’ ghost at Graceland, in Tennessee....more
In the wake of recent cyber attacks on U.S. companies, including the now famous Sony hack, President Obama has proposed new federal legislation that would presumably provide more security for confidential and private...more
Cybersecurity breaches made headlines in 2014, but how troubling is it? Very, according to findings recently published by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).
According to PwC’s research, global cybersecurity incidents...more
It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary...more
It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary information....more
Two recent court decisions serve as reminders of government liability for patent infringement claims: IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp., Case No. 10-1051 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 21, 2014) (Prost, J.) and SecurityPoint Holdings,...more
The National Labor Relations Board has recently inserted itself into the world of cybersecurity after the United States Postal Service suffered a security breach involving the personal data of several hundred thousand of its...more
The National Labor Relations Board is at it again – wading into the social media foray, that is.
In a case that has been percolating since 2011, the NLRB has ruled that an employer must reinstate an employee who was...more
It hardly seems like it's been an entire year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a huge portion of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which precluded the federal government from recognizing the legally valid...more
For a legal perspective, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to tell us what, in their experience, they most often found to be missing from workplace social media policies. We knew that a roundtable of responses would make...more
Many consumers misuse products, plain and simple. All the warnings, labels and admonitions in the world won't stop this, try though the manufacturers might to limit their liability for such misuse.
Section 3 of DOMA (the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act), which denied federal recognition of a state-sanctioned same-sex marriage, and California's Proposition 8 are dead.
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Like it or not, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media is playing a larger role in our everyday business lives. Nowadays, many companies are using social networking to maintain their client list and further...more