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European Union
19 Nov 2015
Another Facebook Victory For Employees—Second Circuit Concludes Facebook "Likes" May Be Protected By Labor Law
Regular readers of this blog are well-aware that employee social media activity has been and continues to be a hot-button topic for the National Labor Relations Board.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Social Media Employee Privacy Laws – The New Majority Approach?
While I suspect his message may have been intended for a more meaningful topic than social media employee privacy laws, his words do ring true.
United States
5 Oct 2015
Shutting The Stable Door − Protecting Business Assets In An Age Of Social Media
It used to be so simple. Business contacts and useful client information were kept on an employer's IT system, belonged to the employer, and could not be copied or taken away when the employee left.
21 Sep 2015
An Open Secret: Electronic Media And The Limits Of Privacy
Information technology and social media have transformed the workplace and the means by which people communicate with the rest of the world in a positive and exciting way.
21 Sep 2015
Newly Enacted Statute Restricts Virginia Employers' Access To Employees' Social Media Accounts
The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their rights under the law.
United States
17 Jul 2015
Belgian Data Protection Authority Sues Facebook Over Privacy Breaches
In order to pressure Facebook to comply with the recommendation, the Belgian Data Protection Authority filed a lawsuit that will be heard in a Brussels court this June 18.
22 Jun 2015
Facebook Takes A First Step Toward Mass Adoption Of Encryption
This week, the social networking service Facebook quietly announced that it will begin making PGP encryption available for communications from Facebook to its users.
United States
8 Jun 2015
European Hearing On The Future Of Safe Harbor
According to a European Commission study, 51 percent of companies that are Safe Harbor certified process human resources data of EU employees.
European Union
19 May 2015
Virginia Workplace Social Media Password Privacy Bill Signed
On March 23, 2015, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a social media password privacy bill (H.B. 2081) that limits employers access to employees' and job applicants' personal social media accounts.
United States
19 May 2015
4 Things Older Entrepreneurs Must Do to Stay In The Game
We are entering a virtual work world where we will use new robust technologies and social/business networks to communicate.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Electronic Signatures And Internet Contracting: Rules Of The Road
Companies continue to make basic errors when doing business via the Internet, mobile apps, tablets, and other digital technologies, and one wrong turn can result in major consequences when a dispute arises.
United States
18 Aug 2014
A Question Of Ethics: When Is A Tweet An Ethics Violation?
Are there restrictions on members' use of Twitter? You bet there are.
United States
29 Jul 2014
New CPSC Recall Progress Report Template Emphasizes Social Media
This month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is introducing a new template for companies reporting the monthly progress of recalls.
United States
27 May 2014
NLRB Continues Its Focus On Social Media
In a Jan. 2014 interview with Law360, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Mark G. Pearce and Board Member Philip A. Miscimarra confirmed that the Board will continue its emphasis on social media cases.
United States
31 Jan 2014
New Social Media Guidance Issued By FFIEC
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council issued final guidance on Dec. 11, 2013, on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations and policies to activities conducted via social media by banks, savings associations and credit unions, as well as nonbank entities supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
United States
30 Dec 2013
SEC Guidance On The Use Of Social Media For Companies
In the UK, all companies are subject to due and proper compliance under the Companies Act 2006 and company directors must comply with this legislation.
United States
12 Jul 2013
To Follow, Like Or Retweet? - SEC Issues Guidance On Social Media For Companies
Recently, the SEC said that companies can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to release information to investors if certain requirements are met.
United States
16 Apr 2013
Social Media – Time To Take Control?
The time to ignore social media has long since passed.
29 Nov 2012
Bullying And Harassment Online
Social media can be good forbusiness, but dangerous when misused.
United States
20 Nov 2012
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