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Mobile Applications that Track User Information Have the FTC’s Attention

by Member Omari Sealy Similar to website browsers, many mobile applications collect a variety of information from the user, including, the user’s identity, usage history, past log-ins, and location.  This enables the application to provide various functionality and to tailor features of the application for a better user experience (e.g., items retained in a shopping … Continue reading

User Beware: Facebook’s Internet.org Platform Considered to be “Privacy Nightmare”

By:  Tandy Blackburn and Mindy Vervais

Do Employees Have the Right to Access Social Media in the Workplace? Can Employers Block Social Media Websites?

A Pew Foundation study earlier this year found that 87% of all adults in the United States access the Internet or email, either through computers or mobile devices.  The same study found that of those adults, as many as 74% are using some form of social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Given those numbers, … Continue reading

Social Media Password Protection: Where are we now?

In just two years, social media password protection has gone from a privacy advocate’s dream to an employer’s harsh reality in many states.  Maryland became the first state (in 2012) to enact legislation that prevented employers from requesting the user names or passwords to an employee’s or applicant’s personal social media accounts.  Two states quickly joined … Continue reading

Social Media – Love it or leave it?

Social Media – Love it or leave it? Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Member Karin McGinnis was published in Business North Carolina’s 2014 Law Journal, which was included in the publication’s May issue.  Her article, “Love it or leave it?” examines the pros and cons of social media use among businesses, and the “key strategy” – … Continue reading

MVA Seminar – Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace

PRIVACY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE (MAY 29, 2014, SPEAKERS – KARIN MCGINNIS, BEN FRYER, BRANDON GASKINS): Privacy of employee information recently has become the subject of increased attention in the U.S. The rise in popularity of social media adds another layer of complexity to this already complex issue. As an employer, what exactly are your obligations … Continue reading

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