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California social media law likely does not protect background checks
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2013

California Labor Code 980, which prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media passwords, contains an exemption


Oregon bill regulating social media access signed into law
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2013

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed into law H.B. 2654, which prohibits employers from requesting passwords from employees or applicants


New Virginia law enables parents to take over social media accounts of deceased children
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2013

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell recently signed into law H.B. 1752, which enables parents of deceased children to take over the social media accounts


New Jersey law prohibiting employers from asking about social media accounts vetoed
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently conditionally vetoed a bill that would have barred employers from asking current or prospective employees


Illinois law prohibits colleges from seeking social media passwords from students
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed H.B. 64 in to law, prohibiting institutions of higher education from requiring that students or parents


Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials


FFIEC seeks comments on proposed risk management guidance for financial institutions that use social media
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2013

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the formal interagency body that sets uniform evaluation standards for federal banking


Native advertisements must comply with rules for Online Behavioral Advertising
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2015

The Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (Accountability Program) recently issued a compliance warning to companies promoting


FTC settles COPPA allegations with operator of Justin Bieber fan website
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Artist Arena LLCan operator of fan web sites for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and Demi Lovatohas agreed to pay $1 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the sites violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act


FTC updates COPPA FAQs to discuss social media plug-ins
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

In anticipation of the July 1 effective date for the new COPPA regulations, the FTC has continued to review and update its COPPA FAQs. One of the