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Telemarketing? Try Tweeting

Posted in FCC, Privacy

From our sister blog, MoFo Tech:  The FCC’s revised rules for telemarketers and text marketers, which took effect on October 16, 2013, could signal a big shift in how companies direct market, posits Julie O’Neill, a Morrison & Foerster attorney specializing in privacy issues.  One section prohibits the use of an autodialer to call or… Continue Reading

New Issue of the Socially Aware Newsletter Now Available

Posted in Employment Law, FCC, FTC, IP, Litigation, Privacy, Section 230 Safe Harbor, Statistics, Terms of Use, Trademark

In the latest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we look at recent First Amendment, intellectual property, labor and privacy law developments affecting corporate users of social media and the Internet. We also recap major events from 2012 that have had a substantial impact on… Continue Reading

FCC Rules That Opt-Out Confirmation Text Messages Do Not Violate the TCPA

Posted in FCC, Litigation

Waves of class actions have recently alleged that the delivery of an opt-out confirmation text message violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Thus, a Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) Declaratory Ruling finding that a single opt-out confirmation text does not violate the TCPA comes at a crucial time. The Commission’s decision, issued on November 29,… Continue Reading

What’s Your Facebook Password?

Posted in Employment Law, FCC, Federal Communications Commission Reform Act, Privacy

According to press reports, a growing number of employers require job applicants to disclose their login information for Facebook or other social media accounts as a condition of employment.  While this practice may very well fall on the wrong side of the law, lawyers and lawmakers are still in the process of establishing the framework… Continue Reading