News & Analysis as of

Privacy Constitutional Law Civil Rights

Read Privacy Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:

Employee privacy and monitoring

by Dechert LLP on

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held in Barbulescu v Romania (Application no. 61496/08) last week that there was a breach of the right to privacy where an employer searched the contents of an...more

Education Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1: Arizona Senator Introduces Bill to Expand the Rights of Student Speech

by Dickinson Wright on

This session, Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee (R-Phoenix) introduced Senate Bill 1384 to expand the rights of student journalists. If passed would grant both high school and college level student journalists the...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: December 2016 #3

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, the EEOC issued a publication on the rights of job applicants and employees with mental health conditions, along with a companion document addressing the mental health provider’s role in reasonable accommodations...more

April 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

The High Costs of Violating Puerto Rico’s Breastfeeding in the Workplace Law: Supreme Court Decides Right to Privacy Claim

Protections for breastfeeding employees in Puerto Rico just became even stronger. A recent ruling from Puerto Rico’s highest court in Siaca v. Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club, LLC, held that failing to provide a safe, private,...more

Barbulescu v. Romania clarifies an employers' rights to monitor the contents of their employees' private electronic communications

by White & Case LLP on

On January 12, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") delivered a judgement in Barbulescu v. Romania regarding the employers' right to access their employees' private communication. Following the judgement, a...more

Five on Monday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

Time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This past week’s post includes: Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal court order; a new report...more

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Telephone Surveillance Program

by King & Spalding on

On Monday, November 9, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled, in Klayman v. Obama, against part of the National Security Agency’s (“NSA”) surveillance program that collects domestic...more

NC General Assembly Overrides Veto of Property Protection Bill

Last week, the North Carolina House and Senate overrode Governor McCrory’s veto of legislation intended to shield employers from video or other data or documents release by employees. H.B. 405, called the “ag-gag” bill by...more

Second Circuit Rules PATRIOT Act Does Not Authorize Government's Bulk Telephone Metadata Collection Program

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In yet another reminder of the importance of maintaining the privacy of personal information, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in ACLU v. Clapper, issued a unanimous decision striking down the National Security Agency’s...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: California Court of Appeal Clarifies Eleventh Amendment Immunity for State Officials

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Court Holds Sheriff Not Subject to Damages Under Section 1983 - Overview: The California Court of Appeal clarified that the Eleventh Amendment immunity does not apply in civil rights actions brought in California...more

Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment

by Mimesis Law on

Nov. 18, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ari Waldman, Professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent theft and online dissemination of intimate photos belonging to a number of celebrities such as Jennifer...more

Public employers, you can’t drug test as if you were in the private sector

Karen Voss was offered a newly created position of Solid Waste Coordinator with the City of Key West. The job entailed marketing and planning related to the city’s recycling programs, and “overseeing other tasks within the...more

Mexico’s online tax surveillance becomes operational

by White & Case LLP on

As part of the Tax Reform that became effective on January 1, 2014, the Mexican Congress passed a series of amendments to the Federal Tax Code for the purpose of modernizing and facilitating the compliance and enforcement of...more

Bill of law on Internet-related matters is voted in Brazil

by DLA Piper on

The so-called “Marco Civil da Internet” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados)...more

Top 5 Legal Trends For Hospitality Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014....more

Real ID: Why Does My New York Driver’s License Have Two Expiration Dates?

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Driver’s licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year term expiring on my birthday in 2019. The issuance date and expiration date are...more

No Right of Privacy for Bikini-Clad Image on Facebook

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

The use at a seminar on internet safety of a picture of a 17-year-old bikini-clad student taken from her Facebook page by a school district technology director did not violate the student’s right to privacy under federal law,...more

The EEOC’s Latest Investigative Tactic: Trolling for Evidence Through Employee Email Blasts

by Snell & Wilmer on

In an unprecedented move, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently dispatched 1,330 emails to the work and personal email addresses of current and former employees and managers of Case New...more

Commentary on the planned work on the act “against the Big Brother” presented by the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz...

by Remigiusz Rosicki on

In 2013 the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz announced work on the bill “against the Big Brother”. The announcement of B. Sienkiewicz of the act regulating among others the principles of operation of video...more

Opinion on the proposed reform of the secret services in Poland - the Bill on the Internal Security Agency's (2013)

by Remigiusz Rosicki on

In fact, the biggest problem of Polish secret services (including ISA) is their lack of specialization. Despite determining their activities, under the current law, the ISA deals with “everything and nothing”, which...more

No Warrant Necessary to Place GPS Device on Employee's Car

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

Placing a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device on a state employee’s personal car as part of an investigation does not require a warrant, but using the GPS to track the employee 24 hours a day for a month was...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Search Warrants - BB&K Victory Securing Qualified Immunity Controls in Child Molestation Case

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently refused to suppress evidence of child pornography found on the iPod of an alleged child molester during a search of his home. The court explained that the outcome was controlled by its...more

Warrantless Searches of Electronic Communication

by Snell & Wilmer on

Recent news about federal executive agencies obtaining information on private citizens without warrants has many Americans concerned about an erosion of civil liberties. Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - May 2013

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The NLRB's controversial requirement that employers post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (as reported in our January and May 2012 FEBs) has been held unconstitutional by the...more

52 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 3
Cybersecurity

Follow Privacy Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.