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If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at...more
As this blog illustrated recently, sentiments posted on Facebook, if sufficiently vulgar or offensive, can cause a person to lose his job.
The Seventh Circuit recently issued a decision analyzing whether a profane and...more
Social media and technology seem to be doing more harm than good in the workplace this week. A new study suggests that some employers may be using Facebook profiles to discriminate against job applicants based on legally...more
Child-Directed Sweepstakes Ran Afoul of COPPA -
A sweepstakes conducted by a magazine for tween girls raised concerns under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Children's Advertising Review Unit...more
Yes, privacy in social media is pretty close to an oxymoron. At least in U.S. privacy law, the key issue for determining whether one has a privacy right is whether there was a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the...more
Facebook has more than 1.26 billion users (as of October 2013) so we will assume that you already have a Facebook profile. The question really becomes how you use Facebook.
Is it an activity that is strictly personal...more
As turkeys and pumpkin pie ingredients fill grocery carts across America, employee privacy issues fill the workplace. A recent survey shows that younger employees, ages 18 to 25, are more concerned about their privacy in the...more
Though the First Amendment affords greater free speech protections for government employees relative to those in the private sector, the speakers do not have carte blanche to insult or deride whomever they see fit. Rather,...more
When a blogger revealed that Facebook tracked users even after they had logged off from Facebook’s service, the company thanked him and promised an immediate fix. But plaintiffs’ attorneys socked the company with a class...more
From communication methods to office space, technology continues to affect workplace norms. During the week of November 4th, for instance, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the line between...more
Facebook recently updated its Promotion Guidelines to ease restrictions on conducting contest and sweepstakes promotions on the Facebook platform. Facebook previously required promotion sponsors to administer promotions...more
The use of social media is endemic. According to Facebook’s own statistics, the social networking giant has an average of 699 million active daily users, 1.15 billion monthly active users, and 819 million monthly active users...more
As of June 2013, Facebook, the reigning social-media giant, had 1.15 billion monthly active users who spent an average of 8.3 hours a month on Facebook. During roughly the same period of time, Facebook users "liked" a...more
On November 4, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s approval of Facebook’s $9.5 million privacy class action settlement, which, with the exception of attorneys’ fees and “modest...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case challenging the fairness of a cy pres settlement of a class action against Facebook related to Facebook’s “Beacon” program that was launched in late 2007. Although the...more
In the last few years, driving safety initiatives have focused on the dangers of texting while driving. With the rapid evolution of technology, however, new dangers seem to be emerging all the time. Someone received a...more
The Gaming Commission again announced yesterday in Belgian media that it intends to restrict the possibility to play games on social network sites such as Facebook. According to the Commission, a majority of the participants...more
The internet can be an invaluable work tool, providing ready access to information and resources essential to getting a job done. The internet can, however, also be a huge distraction, cutting into productivity both at and...more
It's not far-fetched to say that this blog could run every day solely on posts analyzing the recent legal developments regarding Facebook. As the social networking behemoth has become a functionally ubiquitous presence in the...more
On September 18, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee's act of clicking the "Like" button on Facebook constitutes speech protected by the First Amendment. This ruling signals an extension of...more
Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites have become the latest battleground between two often conflicting legal concepts: the right of a person to speak freely, even in a vitriolic way, versus the right of another...more
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
The courts are taking steps to protect communications made via social media; e.g., Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp., No. 2:11-cv-03305 (D.N.J. Aug 20, 2013) (holding that private Facebook posts are protected...more
It’s fascinating how Marketing still uses social as a broadcast medium. Once I noticed this phenomenon I started seeing examples everywhere....more
If your company or clients run contests or sweepstakes on Facebook, you need to be aware that Facebook recently changed its promotional guidelines (“Guidelines”), yet again....more