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Think Twice Before Tweeting up a Storm

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

One of the more memorable lines from 1989’s Steel Magnolias is “if you can’t say anything nice about anybody, come sit by me.” That sentiment— referred to as “schadenfreude” in German — is amplified on social media, and this...more

The Potentially Dangerous Intersection of Healthcare and Social Media

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

Lately, there have been numerous reports in the media raising patient privacy concerns due to healthcare providers’ use of social media in the workplace. A few examples include...more

Top Privacy Cases of 2016: Midyear Report

by Snell & Wilmer on

Law360, New York (July 1, 2016, 12:12 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court made a big splash this year establishing a murky threshold for standing that has already been widely cited by both sides of the bar, while consumers...more

Do you have privacy rights on social media?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

True or False: Your privacy rights are diminished in social media. Most people would probably say this is true, and there are certainly court decisions asserting that people give up privacy interests once they post otherwise...more

Lawsuits Against Social Media Sites Rarely a Good Idea – This One Probably Isn’t Either

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

A Houston area woman has sued Facebook asking for $123 million because Facebook was slow to take down a fake a profile created by her ex-boyfriend with pornographic images. The plaintiff sued Facebook and the...more

Angry Facebook Posts and Tweets by Passenger about an Airport Employee Considered Expression of Frustration and Therefore not...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

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

Non-Public Facebook Posts Protected by Stored Communications Act, N.J. District Court Holds

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In an opinion that joins an emerging body of case law favoring employee privacy rights, a federal district court in New Jersey recently held that non-public Facebook posts are covered by the Stored Communications Act (SCA)....more

Termination for Facebook Posting Does Not Violate State Invasion of Privacy Law

Recent court decisions related to employees’ online postings have centered on whether disciplinary decisions regarding those postings may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA protects certain employee...more

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