RESULTS FOR CATEGORY: Social Media Legal Issues

Dec. 13, 2011Mary A. Zambreno, Iowa Family Law Blog
Social networking passwords now subject to discovery

After the husband in a dissolution of marriage case saw potentially incriminating evidence against the wife on a shared computer, a Connecticut judge ordered the parties to reveal their social networking passwords to each other.

Nov. 3, 2011The Dickinson Law Newsroom, Social Networking Law Blog
NJ Facebook identity theft case will go forward

After setting up a fake Facebook profile for her ex, Dana Thornton finds herself fighting a fourth-degree identity theft charge in New Jersey courts. Thornton tried to get the case dismissed because the statute makes no mention of electronic communications. The judge didn’t buy the argument, and on Wednesday, ruled the case will go forward.

Aug. 2, 2011The Dickinson Law Newsroom, Social Networking Law Blog
Missouri law bans certain online communications between teachers and students

Missouri has just passed a law prohibiting certain online communications between teachers and students. The Amy Hestir Student Protection Action aims to protect students from sexual abuse, but controvery surrounds a provision in the law reaching student and teacher social media usage and online activity.

Jun. 21, 2011The Dickinson Law Newsroom, Social Networking Law Blog
NLRB continues aggressive response to employers’ social media policies it seems overbroad

The National Labor Relations Board has been increasingly involved in Facebook firings, and recently issued two more complaints against employers that fired employees in response to the employees’ Facebook posts.

Feb. 26, 2011The Dickinson Law Newsroom, Social Networking Law Blog
Update your document retention policies

Because more and more companies have become active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, it is wise to review or update document retention polices to ensure the scope will cover such social media activity.

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