This week's headlines charged employers with preserving and protecting data in the workplace. This advice is timely given that this week is “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week,” a time when employers are reminded to safeguard employee social security numbers to reduce identity theft risks. In other news, we’ve provided links below to the top 10 electronic discovery developments and trends from the past year. At the top of the list are the growth of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in the workplace and how work-related text messaging is causing courts to require employers to preserve and produce data from employees’ personal mobile devices in litigation. So, if your employee uses the new app at the link below to quit his or her job via text message, don't delete that text!

Technology and the Workplace
Tax identity theft: What your business needs to know (BCP Business Center Blog)
Top 10 e-discovery developments and trends in 2013 (Technology Law Source - Part 1) (Part 2)
Maybe Facebook can't tell you if a candidate is worth hiring, after all (Employer Handbook)
Recipe for Disaster: Who Owns Your Work-Related Social Media Accounts? (Connecticut Employment Law Blog)
Debate: Mobile Recruiting (HR Examiner)

Technology and the Law
Kanye West files lawsuit against digital currency (BBC)
Supreme Court to decide TV-Web broadcast battle (Washington Post)
Yelp ordered to turn over identities of seven authors who wrote alleged fake reviews (ABA Journal)
Iowa Marketing Executive Sues Google Over 'Sexy Executives' Website (ABC News)
FCC lacked authority to impose 'net neutrality' on broadband carriers, federal appeals court rules (ABA Journal)

There's an App for That
Want to quit your job? New app does it for you via text message (Reuters)
Listen to What Your Plants Have to Say (NY Times)
A Clever Google Glass App That Wakes Snoozing Drivers (Wired)
Noted: A Dead-Simple App for Jotting Things Down (Wired)
Digital Coach Perched Right in Your Pocket (NY Times)

Topics:  Bring Your Own Device, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Identity Theft, Kanye West, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Social Security Numbers, Technology, Trademarks

Published In: Electronic Discovery Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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