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In Part 3 of "It's 2013. Do You Know Where Your BYOD Policies Are?" we will address developing BYOD trends and best practices. Please check out Part 1 and 2 of this 3-part series addressing employee and employer concerns,...more
Imagine you grab your phone only to find it locked, with all of your applications, pictures, and contacts permanently deleted. Imagine your employer's IT department remote-wiped your phone because they mistakenly believed it...more
In December, 2011, the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) caused much consternation among the federal contracting community by publishing proposed changes to the affirmative action and nondiscrimination...more
Is it ever NOT okay to delete your social media account?
That's the question we ask in this JD Supra Legal Perspective. And for an answer, we look at recent coverage of a case in which an airline worker in New Jersey...more
Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter, being a relative new kid on the block, can be...more
In this brave new world of health information privacy, many industry experts and healthcare organizations have emphasized the need to secure portable electronic devices such as laptops, issued to employees. But a recently...more
In a recent panel discussion, one of the speakers was a so-called "ethical hacker" - a hacker-turned-protector of employers' confidential information. As someone at the forefront of cyberattacks, the ethical hacker's opinion...more
In this presentation:
- Apps! A Mobile Revolution
- But, What Exactly Is an App?
- Apps vs. Websites: A Primer
- Legal Considerations
- Why Does IP Ownership Matter?
- Creation of...more
Overview: A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge recently ruled that the California Public Records Act (PRA) required government agencies to disclose communications relayed through the privately-owned personal devices of...more
Pro-actively drafting cybersecurity policies and protocols is like doing a will for yourself, or an employee manual for your company. The thought process is that there is nothing imminently pressing that requires me to think...more
Our latest edition of the Corporate Law Report focuses on issues at the intersection of social media and the law:
- Eagle v. Edcomm (aka: Who owns your LinkedIn account)
- bringing social media charges against employees...more
In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more
The use of personal email for business is a significant problem for records retention and privacy programs.
On March 18, 2013, the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPBC) announced an...more
Earlier this week, Harvard University acknowledged the fact that, in the wake of last summer’s cheating scandal that rocked the campus, it had secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 Resident Deans. The e-mail search was...more
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
While the Phonedog case is the one everyone thinks of when employer ownership of employees’ social media accounts comes up, another case indicates that it remains a very tricky issue.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken actions to protect employee free speech on social media, and, let’s face it – most, if not all, of your employees have at least one social media account. In consideration of...more
Michigan’s Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) prohibits employers from gaining access to applicant and employee personal Internet accounts. When the IPPA became effective on December 28, 2012, Michigan joined Maryland,...more
From coast to coast and in the nation's capital, legislators continue to push for laws protecting the social media privacy of employees and applicants....more
In This Issue:
- Spotlight On Outsourcing Boeing Scrambles As Toyota Triumphs
- Labor Unions Seek To Stop The Bleeding
- Threat Management
- Handicapping The Tech Brand Wars
- Athlete Endorsers...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we explore the challenges that arise when employers and employees battle over work-related social media accounts; we...more
In This Update:
- Video Privacy Protection Act Amended to Allow Sharing of Online Viewing Histories Through Social Media Platforms
- New State Laws Prohibit Employers From Requesting Social Media Passwords From...more
Our latest Corporate Law Report looks at:
- top ways to manage cyber risks in the workplace;
- the growing trend of employees bringing their own electronic devices (BYOD) to work;
- new reporting requirements as a result...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- USPTO Dives Into Software Patent Debate With New Group
- The Hidden Risks Behind Facebook's...more
As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more
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