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
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
On October 10, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law a bill, AB22, that restricts the use of consumer credit reports in the hiring and promotion process.
(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
On May 10, 2011 the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing entitled Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphone, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy. The hearing focused on the privacy concerns raised by mobile devices, location-based mobile services, and check-in applications.
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 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