On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Seyfarth partner Robert Milligan will participate in a panel at this year’s ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting to discuss the hot new field of “Big Data” and the incumbent privacy issues. Big Data involves the management and analysis of increasingly large and complex amounts of data. The… Continue Reading
With the passage of A2878 in the New Jersey General Assembly in March, New Jersey is poised to become the eighth state to “pass legislation preventing employers from asking prospective and current employers for passwords to their accounts on social media sites.” The proposed law, which is now being considered by Governor Chris Christie, would become… Continue Reading
In Seyfarth’s next installment in its series of 2013 Trade Secret Webinars, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Seyfarth attorneys Jim McNairy, Mark Hansen and Justin Beyer will address the role that trade secrets play in the telecommunications industry. The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics: What information… Continue Reading
On January 30th, the Washington state senate introduced a bill which would prohibit public and private employers within the state from requiring employees to turn over their online social-network account passwords. Senate Bill 5211. As we previously blogged, a number of states have passed or are considering similar legislation, which ostensibly is aimed at protecting employees’… Continue Reading
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan The Michigan Legislature recently passed the Internet Privacy Protection Act (“IPPA”), otherwise known as House Bill 5523. On December 28, 2012, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the IPPA, making Michigan the fourth state to enact a social media privacy law regulating employers. In explaining the reasoning behind the law, Governor… Continue Reading
By Misty Blair In August, we waved farewell to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S.3414). Or, so we thought. The bill, which followed a tortured path of at least four major iterations since the introduction of its predecessor in 2010, finally hit the brick wall of Senate gridlock when a cloture vote failed to end… Continue Reading
Please join us for the second in a series of planned webinars presented by members of our California Workplace Solutions group. In this webinar, we will present an overview of the growing list of privacy protections impacting California employers, with a particular emphasis on the most current developments as 2010 comes to a close. The Webinar will offer practical advice and best practices for recognizing and problem-solving a broad array of challenges posed by privacy rights in the California workplace.