It seems that everyone is a member of a social network these days. Whether it's your kids on MySpace and Facebook, or your colleagues on LinkedIn, people are taking advantage of these new online meeting spaces to make friends, communicate and expand business opportunities. But what are the legal obligations that arise out of the use of social networks, both for the user and the sites themselves?
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Ethical issues for lawyers spurred by 21st century technology include how attorneys can or should take advantage of social media.
The Ninth Circuit recently issued a ruling against Roommates.com that could greatly impact other social networking sites by calling into question the immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that such sites have previously enjoyed.
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Social media communications and online activity should be thought of as an extension of "electronically stored information" ("ESI") and the discovery rules that apply when a company is in a legal dispute that would trigger a duty to preserve company emails and electronic documents.
These cases are stark reminders for attorneys to be circumspect in what, if anything, they post to social media that is related to their work, as you may not only be violating your employer's policy but you may be violating the rules of professional conduct that govern all attorneys.
California recently passed AB 1844 Employer Use of Social Media, which prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a username or password for the purpose of accessing personal social media.
2012 was a big year for the National Labor Relations Board and corporate social media policy. Beginning with its seminal decision on September 7, 2012 striking down Costco's social media policy, there have been a flurry of NLRB decisions since, regarding policies and the right of employees' to use social media to engage in "protected concerted activity."
When does a blog post cross the line into criminal liability? The U.S. 2nd Circuit has an opinion.