Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter v. Manhattan DA Fight Unfortunately Ends with a Whimper

This blog post is a joint submission with BakerHostetler’s Discovery Advocate blog. Last Friday, Twitter’s battle with the Manhattan District Attorney over a subpoena for an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets came to an anti-climactic end as the New York appeals court dismissed Twitter’s appeal of a Manhattan Criminal Court’s order to produce the tweets … Continue Reading

SEC Greenlights Use of Social Media for Publicly Disclosing Company Information

Co-authored by: Jonathan Nowakowski Recognizing the reality that many investors likely get more information from Facebook and Twitter than a corporate 10-K and that most public companies have a robust social media presence, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently weighed in on the use of social media by public companies to disclose material … Continue Reading

The NLRA and Employee Surveillance: Avoiding the Temptations and Pitfalls of Social Media

Authorship Credit: Ellen J. Shadur The advent of social media and the prevalence of mobile communications devices challenge employers seeking to prevent unlawful conduct in the workplace.  Employees are no longer constrained by the need for physical proximity, or lack of access to a bulletin board, a telephone landline, or a fax machine.  Bullying and … Continue Reading

You Are What They Tweet: Why Clear Social Media Policies are Becoming More Critical to Employers in This Tech Age

Authorship Credit: Tarsha Luke The recent termination of a top executive of a publicly traded company is another example of some of the perils of mixing personal and workplace social media. The chief financial officer for a women’s clothing retailer, Francesca’s Holdings, was dismissed for disseminating non-public corporate information to his Twitter followers. After a … Continue Reading

Noteworthy Data Privacy and Information Security Events in 2010

The two events that drew the most attention in 2010, both of which occurred at year-end, were reports from the FTC and the Department of Commerce.  Below is a brief summary of those two reports and other issues drawing attention in the past year: (1) FTC Issues Long-Awaited Consumer Privacy Policy Report On December 1, … Continue Reading
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