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Department of Education releases helpful guide regarding protecting student information while using online education tools
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • April 10 2014

The Privacy Technical Assistance Center was established by the U.S. Department of Education as a resource for educators to learn about data privacy

Facebook user voluntarily shared image; cannot claim reasonable expectation of privacy under Fourth Amendment
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2013

It's not far-fetched to say that this blog could run every day solely on posts analyzing the recent legal developments regarding Facebook. As the

The USA Patriot Act and the privacy of data stored in the cloud
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

European consumers have expressed concern that the USA Patriot Act (the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” or “Patriot Act”) will afford the US government undue and unfettered access to their data if they choose to store it on the cloud servers of US providers (e.g., Microsoft or IBM

New requirement for privacy
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2011

On October 14, 2011, the FAR Council issued a proposed rule (76 Fed. Reg. 63,896) to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to require privacy training for contractor employees

New California legislation to protect social media accounts of employees and students
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2012

In response to ‘quickly evolving technologies’, California has passed legislation preventing employers and public and private post-secondary educational institutions from requiring or requesting an employee or a student, prospective student or student group to disclose ‘personal social media information’, including user names and passwords, or from accessing personal social media information in the presence of the employer or the institution’s employee or representative, as the case may be

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

Last week, the Department of Education announced its collaboration with the Department of Labor to develop a $25 million grant competition for an

Michigan’s Internet Privacy Protection Act and its effect on educational institutions
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • USA
  • December 21 2012

On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). On December 28, 2012

Mobile privacy a big issue for companies using mobile apps to reach their customers for 2013.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2012

The issues surrounding mobile privacy have garnered heightened attention by the FTC, President Obama’s administration, the California AG and the class action bar over the past 10 months

For school tablet computer rollouts, don’t forget potential legal stumbles
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 6 2012

The Illinois Association of School Administrators recently alerted followers on Twitter (IllinoisASA) to an interesting blog entry by Eric Lai for UberMobile entitled “Four Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble Or Fail.”

TechCon 2012 recap: should schools let teachers use social media in the classroom?
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

Another hot topic that came up at our TechCon 2012 presentation on social media policies is whether to allow teachers to use social media in the classroom