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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


UPMC’s email messaging, and social media policies recently found to violate NLRA
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2013

An administrative law judge in Pittsburgh recently struck down an employer's email, e-messaging, and social media employment policies as


Complaint alleges video game company failed to secure customer information
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2012

A class action lawsuit was filed this month against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., the California-based manufacturer of video games including Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo


Does your social media policy violate federal law?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2012

The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently issued a report on employer policies governing the use of social media in the workplace


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


Apple settles with FTC over unauthorized in-app purchases
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2014

The FTC recently settled with Apple over allegations that the company improperly charged account holders for unauthorized in-app purchases made by


No privacy right in email submission to gossip website
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2013

Recently, an arbitrator determined that Mario Lavandeira, operator of the gossip website PerezHilton.com, was not liable for breach of contract and


NLRB finds workplace social media policy unlawful
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2013

The National Labor Relations Board recently released an advice memorandum addressing the lawfulness of an employer's social media policy. In the


District court finds advertiser’s insurer must indemnify for a TCPA settlement
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2013

The Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that an advertiser's insurers must indemnify the advertiser for settlement of claims brought under


Manager violated the Stored Communication Act by using a fake Facebook account to see an employee's posts
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

In an arbitration decision released recently, an arbitrator found that a U.S. Border Patrol manager violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when