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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The NLRB Weighs In (Again) On Social Media Policies

Posted in Employment Law

With the issuance of its third guidance document on workplace social media policies in the past year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to refine its position on how to craft workplace social media policies that are consistent with the terms of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Section 7 of the NLRA provides… Continue Reading

We’ve Come for Your Tweets: Twitter to Appeal Denial of Its Motion to Quash District Attorney’s Subpoena

Posted in Litigation, Privacy, Terms of Use

As the Occupy Wall Street protests fade from memory, a related discovery battle between Twitter and the New York County District Attorney rages on. Earlier this year, we discussed the District Attorney’s efforts to subpoena user information and tweets of criminal defendant Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly… Continue Reading

California Attorney General Creates Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit; Increased Enforcement Likely

Posted in Privacy

On July 19th, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the formation of a new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit within the state’s Department of Justice. The move is widely seen as a means of stepping up the state’s enforcement activities involving privacy issues. The Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit will be organized under the… Continue Reading

Face Off: Consumer Sues Hockey Team Over Text Messages

Posted in FTC, Litigation

Earlier this year, Fred Weiss, a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team fan, responded to an offer to receive text messages alerting him to team news and special offers.  Although the terms pertaining to the call-to-action apparently promised Weiss that he would receive no more than three messages per week, he alleges that he received five messages… Continue Reading

The Social Media Experiment: Challenges for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

Posted in Financial Institutions, Investment Management Law, Securities Law

The announcement by a Wall Street firm that it plans to give its financial advisers limited access to social media websites has been viewed by many as inevitable.  Morgan Stanley’s foray into the fast-changing world of social media highlights the difficulties faced by broker-dealers and investment advisers and the regulators who oversee them.  As more… Continue Reading