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Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks

by Fisher Phillips on

The term “social engineering” used to conjure up images of social scientists with Ph.D’s brainstorming ways to improve race relations or provide lower income groups with greater access to education and employment...more

California Appellate Court Holds Police Video of Arrest Not Protected Under Pitchess

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Only a Record Generated as Part of an Internal Investigation is Protected by Pitchess - The California Court of Appeal has ruled in City of Eureka v. Superior Court (Greenson) that a police “dash cam” video of an...more

CFAA Double Feature: Ninth Circuit Issues Two Important Decisions on the Scope of Liability Related to Data Scraping and...

This past week, the Ninth Circuit released two important decisions that clarify the scope of liability under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030. The Act was originally designed to target...more

Disgruntled Former Tribune Company Employee Who Aided Hacking Convicted; Could Face Jail Time

by King & Spalding on

On October 7, 2015, former Tribune Company employee Matthew Keys was convicted of three felonies stemming in part from assistance he provided to the hacking collective Anonymous to alter content on the LA Times’ website. ...more

Fake e-mail to other employees results in criminal mischief conviction

by Dentons on

An Ontario employee has been convicted of criminal mischief after sending a fake e-mail to fellow employees, degrading another co-worker. The employee, apparently upset that the co-worker rejected his request that they...more

Status Updates - June 2014

..The CIA has entered the realm of social media, setting up a Twitter presence and a Facebook account. There one can find, among other things, reflections on intelligence history and fun facts from the CIA World Factbook...more

In The Netherlands And France: Can You Get Away With Insulting Your Boss On Social Media?

In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook. In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more

Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More  [Video]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for a round of executive speed dating, law firm style. Included in the mix: FICA tax changes in 2013; veganism as a religion (and what that means for the workplace); overtime hours;...more

New Michigan Law Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants And Employees For Access To Personal Internet Accounts

The apparent practice by employers of requesting access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, has led the state of Michigan to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (PA 478 of...more

Michigan's New "Internet Privacy Protection Act" Sets Limitations for Employers and Employees

by Littler on

On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California,1 Illinois,2 and Maryland3 in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Internet Privacy Protection Act" (IPPA or the "Act"). In an...more

Michigan -- The Latest State to Ban Employers From Accessing Password Protected Social Media Accounts

by Baker Donelson on

On Friday, December 28, 2012, Michigan became the fourth state to ban employers from accessing password protected social media accounts....more

September 2012: Internet Litigation Update

In This Issue: - Internet Retransmission of Television Broadcasts Approved: Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled on July 11, 2012, that the Internet retransmission of over-the-air...more

CFAA Does Not Apply to Employee Data Theft According to Ninth Circuit

by Fisher Phillips on

“Computers have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. We use them for work; we use them for play. Sometimes we use them for play at work. Many employers have adopted policies prohibiting the use of work computers...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 1, Issue 4 - October 2010

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: 2 Facebook Sued for Unauthorized Use of Minors’ Names and Likenesses; 2 YouTube Faces Damages and Injunction in Germany for Infringing User Uploads; 3 California Criminalizes Malicious Online Impersonation; 3...more

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