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NLRB Issues Report on Employer Social Media Policies

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued another report analyzing provisions of six different employer social media polices.  As we have previously discussed, these periodic NLRB reports provide guidance for how to draft and apply policy provisions that attempt to restrict or guide employees’ use of social media.  Specifically, in the latest report, among … Continue Reading

NLRB Issues Second Report Reviewing Social Media Enforcement Actions

On January 25, 2012 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Office of the General Counsel released a report summarizing fourteen cases that were before the NLRB concerning the “protected and/or concerted nature of employees’ social media postings and the lawfulness of employers’ social media policies and rules” (“Report”). The Report followed up on an earlier report … Continue Reading

“Privacy by Design”: A Key Concern for VCs and Start-Ups

(co-authored by Nicole Friess, Esq.) The privacy landscape appears to be shifting toward a model that promotes greater consumer awareness of and control over data. Reflecting its consumer protection mission, the FTC’s Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change issued December 1, 2010 urges companies to adopt a "privacy by design" approach. Senators … Continue Reading

Kerry Releases Draft of “Privacy Bill of Rights”

A week after the Senate held a hearing on the state of online consumer privacy, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) has published a draft of the "Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011." The Act, co-sponsored by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), directs the FTC to make rules requiring certain entities that handle information covered by … Continue Reading

The Breach Notification Obligations in the Data Accountability and Trust Act

The Information Law Group has been following various Federal data security bills as they wind their way through the House and Senate.  In December 2009, the Information Law Group commented on the passage of the Data Accountability and Trust Act ("DATA") by the House.  I was recently asked by Data Protection Law and Policy (an excellent … Continue Reading