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Internet Privacy Protection Acts

Let’s be “Friends” – Should I “Friend” My Employees? And Other Questions Raised by the Internet Privacy Protection Act

On the last day of the 2016 Regular Session, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill that will require all West Virginia employers to evaluate their social media policies and practices. HB 4364, known as the Internet...more

4 Things You Must Know About the New York Attorney General’s New Data Security Proposal

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Fast on the heels of President Obama’s proposal to create a national data breach notification standard, yesterday, New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman announced that he will propose legislation that would...more

Wisconsin Adopts Password Protection Law

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Wisconsin has become the thirteenth state to enact a law limiting the circumstances under which employers may request or require access to the personal internet accounts of applicants and employees. The 2013 Wisconsin Act...more

International Internet Privacy Sweep

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has announced that the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the OPC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British...more

Be Careful What You Ask For: Michigan Limits Employer Access To Personal Social Media

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

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

Data Privacy Day 2013 Post #3 — Look out for the Maryland Privacy Police!

Maryland’s Attorney General, Douglas Gansler, announced today that Maryland has a new Internet Privacy Unit to monitor the data collection practices of online companies. According to the Attorney General’s press release, the...more

China’s New Online Information Protection Law

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Dec. 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress enacted a 12-article Decision on Strengthening Online Information Protection (the “Decision”), without public consultation and after just one...more

China Adopts Privacy Legislation Strengthening Online Personal Data Protection

by BakerHostetler on

China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, closed out 2012 with the approval of rules to enhance the protection of online personal information....more

New Michigan Law Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants And Employees For Access To Personal Internet Accounts

The apparent practice by employers of requesting access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, has led the state of Michigan to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (PA 478 of...more

Michigan's New "Internet Privacy Protection Act" Sets Limitations for Employers and Employees

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On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California,1 Illinois,2 and Maryland3 in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Internet Privacy Protection Act" (IPPA or the "Act"). In an...more

Michigan -- The Latest State to Ban Employers From Accessing Password Protected Social Media Accounts

by Baker Donelson on

On Friday, December 28, 2012, Michigan became the fourth state to ban employers from accessing password protected social media accounts....more

A Three Course Meal For The New Year

by Cozen O'Connor on

Happy New Year. So much has happened while you spent the holidays undoubtedly velobinding and wrapping the 2012 archives of this blog for your friends and loved ones. So I thought I’d welcome everyone back by updating some...more

Michigan Becomes the Sixth State to Enact So-Called “Facebook Password” Law

by Miller Canfield on

As we alerted you on December 21, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). On December 28, 2012, Governor Snyder signed the IPPA, which took effect...more

Michigan’s Internet Privacy Protection Act

by Miller Canfield on

On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more

Michigan’s Internet Privacy Protection Act and Its Effect on Educational Institutions

by Miller Canfield on

On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which, if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more

Michigan’s Internet Privacy Protection Act and Its Effect on Employers

by Miller Canfield on

On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523 known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which, if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more

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