Reiterating its commitment to enforcing the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that it has reached settlements with 13 companies alleged to have misled consumers...more
Not many born before 1990 would argue with the assertion that, in our lifetime, the Internet has changed just about everything. Here are a few examples:
Postal mail (“snail mail”) is well on the way to obsolescence. The...more
Fake-out stakeout. For several months now, we’ve been covering the increasingly prevalent use of social media by law enforcement agencies conducting criminal investigations. In one such instance, the FBI sent a link to a...more
More than 50% of teens have experienced cyber bullying. Parents have historically looked to their children’s schools and local government to address the issue, but what about the social media sites which contribute to the...more
People v. Kucharski, 2013 WL 1281844 (Ill. App. 2nd Dist. Mar. 29, 2013).
In this harassment through electronic communications case, the defendant allegedly posted lewd comments and offensive remarks on the victims...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
In This Issue:
Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report.
Excerpt from the Bureau Report:
The social network site, Myspace, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it misrepresented its protection of users' personal information. See In re Myspace LLC, FTC File No. 102 3058 (proposed settlement...more
If you're like most individuals who frequent social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, you probably believe that adjusting your privacy setting to "private" means that nobody will have access to your webpage without...more
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