The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster'
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
How Lawyers Can Optimize Their Profile Feed On LinkedIn
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How To Create A Personal Profile On LinkedIn For Lawyers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
What Next for the NLRB?
Recent amendments to Illinois law draw back on rights of post-secondary, secondary, and elementary schools to request or require access to student social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. School districts and...more
It is likely that the newest, hippest, most social and optimistic generation in history is now making up a large portion of your workforce. Yes, I’m talking about the 80 million kids who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s that are...more
The recent Ashley Madison breach exposed millions of users who’d signed up to the site, believing they were doing so with full anonymity. Social media and news outlets helped fuel a storm that will not soon be forgotten. In...more
Most companies do not adequately manage their reputations and the risks to their reputations. Too many companies are focused on “crisis” management, which is just another way to respond to a reputational risk that has already...more
As social media companies and businesses rely more heavily on their social media platforms to make important company announcements, state law claims asserting negligent misrepresentation or failure to adequately disclose...more
On August 19, 2015, MeetMe, Inc. (MeetMe), a social networking website and mobile app, agreed to pay $200,000 and to change its privacy policies to settle a lawsuit alleging that MeetMe distributed teenagers’ geolocation and...more
With the rise of social media, compliance departments are facing a slew of new challenges. Indeed, social media use is growing at a markedly fast rate among companies, and its benefits are multi-faceted for a company’s image...more
Jesse Saivar, chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property Group, was quoted in an August 26, 2015, Daily Journal article, "Endorsements on social media run afoul of FTC," raising concerns of Federal Trade Commission...more
Cruel intentions. Laws seeking to regulate speech on the Internet must be narrowly drafted to avoid running afoul of the First Amendment, and limiting such a law’s applicability to intentional attempts to cause damage usually...more
In a recent case, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit joined four other circuits in recognizing the right of school districts to discipline students for at least some off-campus, online speech if the speech reasonably...more
It is no secret that social media has changed the face of the world in the last decade. Just ask Grumpy Cat. What is less evident, although no less true, is how social media has impacted the practice of law in the same amount...more
As the number of social media platforms continues to grow, users’ online activity is becoming increasingly divided, requiring social media companies to prove to potential advertisers that they not only have a lot of...more
Judge Richard J. Walsh began his opinion in Largent v. Reed with the following question: “What if the people in your life want to use your Facebook posts against you in a civil lawsuit?” With the explosive growth of social...more
Look around the playing fields where children practice soccer or baseball, and you will see many parents checking their phones. However, opening Facebook Messenger may lead to more than an invite to this weekend’s...more
Many well-meaning managers engage with employees on social media websites, and doing so provides a host of benefits: stronger relationships between employees and management; a sense of collegiality; instant updates on...more
Delaware recently enacted four privacy laws–the Online and Personal Privacy Protection Act (DOPPA), the Student Data Privacy Protection Act (SDPPA) the Victim Online Privacy Act (VOPA) and the Employee/Applicant Protection...more
On August 7, 2015, the FDA sent a warning letter to drug maker, Duchesnay, over Kim Kardashian’s endorsement of its pills for morning-sickness. Kardashian had made an Instagram and Facebook post which vouched for the...more
The National Labor Relations Board continues to infiltrate the workplace even where there are no unions. Standard workplace policies — including those relating to employee conduct, protecting intellectual property, use of...more
Social media privacy legislation has seen a dramatic increase in interest in state legislatures recently. In 2015 alone, at least 23 states have introduced or considered measures to restrict employers’ ability to track,...more
As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original...more
Effective as of October 15, 2015, employers in Maine will be restricted in their ability to access the personal social media accounts of applicants and employees. Specifically, under the new law, an employer may not...more
Maine has now enacted legislation that restricts an employer’s ability to demand information regarding an employee’s or job applicant’s social media account. The passage of H.P. 640 - L.D. 921, An Act to Strengthen the...more
The evolution of social media in business from “occasional accessory” to “integral component” has in turn forced the law itself to evolve in an attempt to address social media’s increasing relevance. Recent developments in...more
Joining more than 20 other states, and many of its sister states in the Northeast, Maine has passed a social media law that prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to provide them with their social media...more
I heard a new statistic yesterday and was all excited. LOL! Thought it would be some big news event that I could blog about this morning, maybe even debate with my labor and employment colleagues. ROTFL! Like, how the number...more
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