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Does Your Use of Company Benefits Come with Privacy?

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If you’re reading this at work, you’re most likely aware that anything you do online can be monitored by your employer. From Googling “polar vortex” last month to all the news you read this week, your online activity is practically as public as your power suit. But what sort of privacy can one expect of […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

March 24th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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California Minors Will Get an Online Clean Slate

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California’s Senate Bill No. 568 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 23, 2013. Referred to as Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World, it requires operators of websites, operators of online services and applications and operators of mobile services and applications to make special provisions if the operators have actual knowledge that […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 14th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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Government Seeks Twitter Info of Occupy Wall Street Protester

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Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written an excellent account of the story of Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protester who was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct on October 1, 2011 on the Brooklyn Bridge — and whose Twitter account information is being sought by the government. As Fakhoury reports, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 22nd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

FTC Holding Free Workshop on Facial Recognition Technology

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it’s hosting a free workshop in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2011 to discuss facial recognition technology “and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use.” Facebook’s recent adoption of facial recognition technology for photos on the site has seemed to spark a large amount […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 am

Is It Invasion of Privacy to Post Photos of People on the Internet? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe Tuesday 9/6/11

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Where does the law stand on posting pictures on the internet that you’ve taken of other people, like friends/relatives, that they knowingly posed for such as at parties, events, etc? Not sure what area of law this falls under to get answers.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

September 8th, 2011 at 6:52 am

Bad Checks, Bad Contractors, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/15/11

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I registered a Trademark for my product’s name. Apparently I registered it as a logo mark. Does this protect the name also? Or just the logo style?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 19th, 2011 at 6:49 am

Facebook Faces Another Lawsuit Over “Like” Button

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Facebook is facing yet another legal challenge over its “Like” feature—this time as it pertains to cookies and tracking user information. As you might recall, Facebook “likes” are also the subject of a lawsuit involving whether the buttons violate children’s right to privacy. According to the complaint filed by three California residents, “Unbeknownst to Internet […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 23rd, 2011 at 10:24 am

Do Facebook “Likes” Violate Minors’ Right to Privacy?

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A St. Louis law firm has sued Facebook in federal court for allegedly using the names and photos of minors to promote their products and services without parental consent. The theory behind the lawsuit filed by Korein Tillery is that when a minor clicks the “like” button for a page of a business or other […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 6th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Under Attack – By Just About Everyone

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Finally something Google, Microsoft, AOL, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Americans for Tax Reform can agree on! These companies, privacy advocates, and thinktanks are all members of the Digital Due Process coalition, which is pushing for Congress to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) enacted in 1986, well before the Internet surge; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

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