Susan McLean

Susan McLean

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Socially Aware - Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2013

In This Issue: Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law; Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts; Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity; Collaborative Consumption –...more

12/23/2013 - Advertising Behavioral Advertising First Amendment Google Google Glass Internet Technology Terms of Use

Collaborative Consumption – Is It Good to Share?

Peer-to-peer (“P2P”) business models based on the Internet and technology platforms have become increasingly innovative. As such models have proliferated, they frequently result in clashes with regulators or established...more

11/8/2013 - AirBnB Car Sharing CPUC EU FTC Lyft Peer-to-Peer Sharing Economy Social Media Uber

Recent UK Court Rulings on Employees’ Use of LinkedIn

Following our post on U.S. lawsuits concerning the ownership of LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, we report on a recent United Kingdom High Court ruling that considered who was entitled to operate four LinkedIn Groups, and other...more

11/7/2013 - LinkedIn Social Media Policy UK

Behind the Curve – Are Legal & Regulatory Concerns Preventing UK Financial Service Companies from Fully Harnessing Social Media?

Today’s consumers want to engage in a new way with the companies from which they buy goods and services. Although some UK financial services organisations are leading the way in terms of their use of social media, on the...more

8/26/2013 - Financial Regulatory Reform Financial Services Authority Social Media UK

New Guidance From UK Privacy Regulator on Social Networking and Online Forums

Businesses are increasingly using social networks and online forums for marketing, recruiting, customer service, branding and PR purposes. The UK privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner (ICO), has recently published...more

8/22/2013 - Data Protection ICO Personally Identifiable Information Social Media UK

Beware the Botnets: Cyber-Security is a Board Level Issue

Today, you would be hard pressed to find an organisation that does not use IT systems and the internet to conduct its business. While technology offers great benefits, it also brings risk. As technology becomes ever more...more

8/21/2013 - Board of Directors Cybersecurity EU

Monitoring Your Own Behaviour – Guidance for Insurers on the Use of Telematics

As businesses across the economic spectrum seek to develop personalized pricing strategies, the insurance sector continues to lead the way with renewed impetus behind telematics-based insurance offerings. As...more

6/24/2013 - Auto Insurance Brokers Data Processors Distributors EU Infrastructure Insurers Mobile Devices Telematics

Playing Fair? UK’s OFT Investigates Online and App-Based Games

On April 12, 2013, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK regulator for consumer affairs and competition, announced that it was launching an investigation into children’s web- and app-based games. In particular, the...more

6/11/2013 - Advertising Children's Products EU Marketing Mobile Apps Online Gaming Video Games

New UK Press Self-Regulation – With a Small Blog Exemption

Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more

6/5/2013 - Blogs Crime and Courts Act EU Exemptions Phone-Hacking Scandal Publishers SPEECH Act

UK: The Latest Social Media Legal Updates

In our May 30, 2012 post on the Socially Aware blog—“Should We All Be Getting the Twitter “Jitters”? Be Careful What You Say Online (Particularly in the United Kingdom)”—we considered a variety of UK laws being used to...more

5/30/2013 - Defamation Defamation Act EU Google Publishers Social Media Twitter

New EU rules on online and alternative dispute resolution - a win/win?

On 22 April 2013, the Council of the European Union (the “Council”) adopted a regulation on online dispute resolution (“ODR”) and a directive on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Tonio Borg, the EU's Commissioner for...more

5/15/2013 - EU Online Dispute Resolution

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