By Boris Segalis and Nihar Shah. Earlier this week, following in the footsteps of Maryland, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law amending the state’s Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to prohibit employers from asking current and prospective employees for their personal social media account credentials. The Maryland and Illinois legislation is a response to reports that circulated earlier this… Continue Reading
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.
InfoLawGroup was recently profiled in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. “The Social (Law Firm) Network” is reprinted here with permission from the Daily Journal. We wish all of our clients, friends, and readers a great weekend.
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 attorneys of InfoLawGroup have been very busy this summer, and August is no exception. In addition to our regular day-to-day work, we will (somehow) find the time to attend some great events in August. If you will be in San Francisco and/or Seattle later this month, please join us, we would love to see you.
For those interested, I was recently interviewed by SearchSecurity.com concerning the Data Accountability and Trust Act ("DATA") passed in the House in December 2009. While I might not be cut out for a career in broadcasting, hopefully the information I provided is useful. If you would like more information, the Information Law Group has written… Continue Reading
As many of our readers know, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) will celebrate 10 years this Tuesday, March 16. In connection with that anniversary, the IAPP is releasing a whitepaper, “A Call For Agility: The Next-Generation Privacy Professional,” tomorrow, March 15. I am honored that the IAPP has given me the opportunity to read and blog about the whitepaper in advance of its official release.
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