Social media and civil discovery: What, if anything, is privileged?

Jun 4, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Social media offers a treasure trove of personal information in civil litigation, but how much of it is actually subject to discovery?

Use of Social Media in Criminal Investigations

May 21, 2014 By: Karen Shinskie

The use of social media is pervasive in law enforcement, as it is in nearly every aspect of American life

City may punish police officer for her comments on social media

Nov 9, 2013 By: Virginia Kretschman

A Georgia law enforcement officer’s postings on Facebook merited the employer’s refusal to promote the officer, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of

Facebook “like” actually is First Amendment speech, says appeals court

Sep 24, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, the Fourth Circuit ruled in the Bland v. Roberts case I was proven right yet again. Some of you may be

SEC Fair Disclosure Rules and Social Media

Apr 22, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Recently, the SEC concluded that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide acceptable vehicles for use to communicate information to shareholders.

Consumer Protection in Social Media Advertising

Apr 1, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

The FTC recently announced that all “short form” online advertising (found on social media) will be held to the same consumer protection requirements as all other advertising.

Netflix social media posts draw SEC Wells notice

Dec 11, 2012 By: Mary Grams

Netflix social media posts draw SEC Wells notice Social media users are coming to grips with the scrutiny that social media posts

Hot Docs: Criminal complaint shows the personal details the FBI collects from social media

Dec 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new criminal complaint from the FBI against four defendants accused of planning various acts of terror demonstrates just how closely the agency is watching social media sites.

Can you infringe on a copyright in 140 characters?

Nov 9, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

This past Saturday, Twitter announced a new policy with regard to Tweets that allegedly infringe on a copyright — it will remove the allegedly infringing Tweet until a valid counterclaim arises.

Hot Docs: Facebook may need to issue refunds for in-app purchases by minors

Nov 8, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A recent court ruling has sustained claims that Facebook’s contracts with users under 18 are voidable, which may mean Facebook could be issuing a lot of refunds.

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