Popular Reads on Social Media & the Law


As a country we are quickly approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account while growing up... - Jake Romero, Mintz Levin

There's much to be sorted out at the intersection of social media and the law, as evidenced by the following collection of popular reads on JD Supra. In case you missed them the first time around, here's a quick look at what's drawing reader attention - and it's a mix of interesting issues: from NLRB oversight of social media policies in the workplace to privacy, from SEC guidance for financial advisors to social sweepstakes rules. For your interest:

  1. NLRB Gets #SocialMedia: Board and ALJ Rulings Recap - by Ronald Mesiburg at Proskauer
  2. Social Media - Love it or leave it? - by Karin McGinnis at Moore & Van Allen
  3. Are Provisions in Your Social Media Policy Overbroad? The NLRB Might Think So - Pamela Kovacs at Gray Plant Mooty
  4. Social Media Misuse in the Workplace Rising, Companies Take Action and Implement Policies - by WeComply
  5. “Selfie” Assessment – 4 Key Lessons from Snapchat’s Settlement with the FTC - by Jake Romero at Mintz Levin
  6. Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls - by John Tarantino at Adler Pollock & Sheehan
  7. Mining Tumblr to Meet Twombly – Under Armour’s Well-Pleaded Complaint - by Ben Kwan at Winthrop & Weinstine
  8. SEC Issues Guidance Update on Social Media Commentary in Investment Adviser Advertising - by Dechert
  9. Social Media a Risk Management Tool? - by Thomas DeMicco at Wilson Elser
  10. Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 3 - May 2014 - by Morrison & Foerster Social Media
  11. Zealous Counsel or Unethical Social Media Maven – How Far Can a Lawyer Go? - by Michelle Cohen at Ifrah Law
  12. New Social Media Guidance for Financial Institutions (Which Might Include You)  - by Erin Jones Adams and R. Scott Adams at Spilman Thomas
  13. You’ve Looked At My Site And Now You Have Waived Your Right To Sue Me. Is That Legal? - by Travis Crabtree at Gray Reed & McGraw


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