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Facebook Implements California Consumer Privacy Protections In Rolling Out Its New App Center

In this context, Facebook will require all software applications ("Apps") offered through the App Center to provide a clear link to its privacy policy. Third party App distributors will be able to utilize the Facebook App Center and its development tools to provide, and make discoverable, their mobile offerings. Given Facebook's increasingly large user base and existing third party App infrastructure, the App Center is likely to have an impact of significance on the global mobile application marketplace.… Continue Reading

The NLRA and Employee Surveillance: Avoiding the Temptations and Pitfalls of Social Media

Authorship Credit: Ellen J. Shadur The advent of social media and the prevalence of mobile communications devices challenge employers seeking to prevent unlawful conduct in the workplace.  Employees are no longer constrained by the need for physical proximity, or lack of access to a bulletin board, a telephone landline, or a fax machine.  Bullying and … Continue Reading

FBI Issues New Warning on Social Networking Risks

Businesses Vulnerable to Employees’ Social Networking Activity Authorship Credit: Greg Saikin The FBI has issued a fresh warning to all users of internet-based social networking, informing them that hackers—ranging from con artists to foreign government spies—are looking for every opportunity to exploit the users’ identifying and related personal information.  The FBI reports that these tactics … Continue Reading

You Are What They Tweet: Why Clear Social Media Policies are Becoming More Critical to Employers in This Tech Age

Authorship Credit: Tarsha Luke The recent termination of a top executive of a publicly traded company is another example of some of the perils of mixing personal and workplace social media. The chief financial officer for a women’s clothing retailer, Francesca’s Holdings, was dismissed for disseminating non-public corporate information to his Twitter followers. After a … Continue Reading

Article: “What Can Management Do to Protect the Organization from Inappropriate Use of Social Media?”

Baker Hostetler Partner Dan Guttman published “What Can Management Do to Protect the Organization from Inappropriate Use of Social Media?” in the winter 2012 issue of OHPELRA Update, the labor and employee relations trade publication covering all Ohio’s public employers. In the article, Mr. Guttman notes that although social media outlets, including Facebook and LinkedIn, provide … Continue Reading

From Videotapes to Streaming: Senators Support Updating Video Privacy Protection Act, But Wary of House Bill

The takeaway from a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday:  A House-passed bill to update the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) raises privacy concerns and will get scrutinized in the Senate.  Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, and Ranking Republican Tom Coburn (R-OK), both expressed … Continue Reading
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