The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
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PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
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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?
When your business depends on a carefully-crafted public image, you do not want the public to know how hard you work to maintain that image. These days, that includes preventing your employees from revealing too much via...more
It starts with an inaccurate, possibly fake, online review. Then a post appears on a consumer complaint forum. Suddenly, there is a surge of false postings about your company on social media sites. Invariably, these anonymous...more
California’s Eraser Law: What IP Attorneys and Owners Need to Know -
Hector recently graduated from UC Berkeley and is anxious about his upcoming job interview. He is about to enter the adult world. But he has also got...more
In Illinois federal court, a plaintiff alleged aspects of their LinkedIn group were trade secrets misappropriated by the defendant. The defendant moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The court denied the motion in...more
This is a relatively new legal subject, so there isn’t much law out there. In December, 2011, a Pennsylvania federal court answered this question in the negative. In the case of Eagle v. Morgan, Linda Eagle, the founder of...more
A California court recently determined that an employee’s LinkedIn contacts could be considered a “trade secret” in a case where the employee retained his contacts after he left the company and began a competing venture....more
Social media, love it or leave it? Social media has become an indispensable part of business. There is no question that social media is an effective marketing tool. Statistics show that 14% of consumers do not trust...more
Leading players from different business sectors have spent the past few years learning how to use social media insights and analytics to drive consumer behavior. But outside partners usually provide the algorithms that drive...more
The ability of employees to steal trade secrets, reveal customer lists, and expose proprietary business information with the press of a button is frightening. In over 85 percent of trade-secret cases, the alleged...more
Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites. Social...more
As the group that shepherds employees from the application stage through the end of the employment relationship, human resources (HR) departments administer programs and policies that could greatly impact a company if a...more
With the continually increasing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where members can be connected to friends, family members, co-workers, clients, and potential clients all by logging in...more
Most employers are well aware of the various implications that the social media explosion has on the workplace. The various issues created by Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar platforms lead to constant requests for...more
Companies are getting a big surprise these days: Employees are leaving with their LinkedIn accounts and the company’s proprietary list of business contacts. LinkedIn is a well-known, business-oriented social media website...more
Social media at work: What's allowed and what isn't? Facebook and LinkedIn are eradicating the carefully crafted compartments that generations have relied upon in leading their lives. Denver attorney Sean Gallagher shares how...more
Employee use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other internet social sites, whether at the workplace and during work time or off-duty, can be a minefield for both employees and employers....more
Like it or not, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media is playing a larger role in our everyday business lives. Nowadays, many companies are using social networking to maintain their client list and further...more
“Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” — Benjamin Franklin.
In the shrinking world of social media, privacy seems to be an all but forgotten concept. But in the world of business, trade secrets are critical to...more
Trish-Ann Tremblay had entered into a settlement agreement with her former employer, 1168531 Ontario Inc., on September 13, 2011, with respect to the Human Rights Application she had filed against 1168531 Ontario Inc.. The...more
One of the drawbacks of a global economy is the rise in trade secret theft. In the absence of a seamless global enforcement infrastructure foreign actors have had little fear of being caught and suffering any consequences. ...more
We previously reported on the lawsuit over ownership of Twitter followers, when an employee left PhoneDog and changed the twitter handle of an account that had been used to tweet to PhoneDog customers....more
In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started....more
Social media websites have become an integral part of business practice as a means of fast and inexpensive communication for businesses and individuals alike to make prospective employment contacts, build brands and expand...more
Many folks use LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for business. When an employee leaves, what's that social media account worth? Saying that the account password and business contacts are trade secrets, some companies have...more
As most employers know, restrictive covenant agreements, often referred to as Confidentiality Agreements or Proprietary Information Agreements, are not the only documents that can be used to protect employers’ confidential...more
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