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Pennsylvania federal court dismisses employee’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim based upon employer’s alleged improprer access of LinkedIn account: no cognizable damages

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

Ownership of company social media accounts has recently become a hot topic in the legal industry, and with its decision in Eagle v. Morgan this past week, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has added fuel to the fire

Court issues decision in Eagle v. Morgan: employee owns LinkedIn account but fails to recover any damages against former employer

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2013

The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. We've previously blogged about the the case of Eagle v

Social media in the workplace the good and the bad

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 13 2014

With the exponential growth in the world of social media, it is important that employers are well versed as to the impact it can have on recruitment

Employers take note: Michigan adopts social media privacy legislation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2013

The Michigan Legislature recently passed the Internet Privacy Protection Act ("IPPA"), otherwise known as House Bill 5523. On December 28, 2012, Michigan

Testing the social media waters - court requires the EEOC to produce Facebook postings

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2012

Social media has become an integral part of modern society

Federal court rules that Twitter invites and Facebook posts do not constitute impermissible employee solicitations

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2013

On January 22, 2013, United States Magistrate Judge Steven Shreder of the Eastern District of Oklahoma issued a report and recommendation, following

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

NLRB goes long: Regional Director finds NU football scholarship athletes employees

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

Yesterday, the Regional Director ("RD") for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") found that Northwestern University's scholarship

California legislature passes bill to extend social media privacy laws to public employers

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2013

Big Brother can't ask for access to your "personal" social media accounts in the public hiring and employment setting except in certain narrow

Tips for protecting trade secrets in the social media age

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2014

Social media clearly has numerous uses and benefits, as hundreds of millions of users worldwide can attest. From connecting with a long lost friend