As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District...more
Employers, both public and private, are using social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, to learn about prospective or current employees. Some employers have even gone so far as to request that...more
Connecticut has joined a list of twenty-one states with a statute designed to preserve the privacy of personal online accounts of employees and limit the use of information related to such accounts in employment...more
On July 1, 2015, both Nevada and Wyoming’s breach notification law amendments come into force, expanding the definition of Personal Information (“PI”) to include account credentials such as a username or email address. With...more
As we have frequently reported in this blog, social media privacy issues increasingly permeate the workplace. For example, earlier this year, Montana and Virginia joined a growing number of states in enacting laws...more
Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requesting usernames and passwords for social media accounts of current employees or applicants. Specifically, Va. Code 40.1-28.7:5 will prohibit...more
Following a national trend, Montana and Virginia have become the nineteenth and twentieth states to enact laws restricting employer access to the social media accounts of applicants and employees.
Virginia’s law, which...more
Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will have to comply with a new law limiting their access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts. The new law prohibits employers from requiring employees or...more
On April 8, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin Act 208 to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose usernames and passwords for their personal Internet accounts....more
As of January 1, security breach notifications must be provided to consumers when certain account information is compromised.
On September 27, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 46 (S.B....more
On September 27, California Governor Brown once again signed into law a bill amending the state’s breach law (“S.B. 46”). This latest amendment is particularly significant because it represents the first major effort by a...more
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