There is no denying that social media is an ever-present issue in the workplace and in our personal lives. Since April 2012, a growing number of states have passed some form of social media privacy legislation. Nearly all other state legislatures, as well as Congress, considered, or are considering, some version of legislation affecting employee privacy and social media. Consequently, employers, HR professionals and in-house counsel are faced with daily situations requiring guidance.
Seyfarth’s Social Media Practice Group has prepared an easy-to-use “Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference,” as a starting point to formulating guidance when these issues arise. The Desktop Reference:
- Describes the content and purpose of the various states’ new social media privacy laws.
- Delivers a detailed state-by-state description of each law, listing a general overview, what is prohibited, what is allowed, the remedies for violations, and special notes for each statute.
- Provides an easy-to-use chart listing on one axis the states that have enacted social media privacy legislation, and on the other, whether each state’s law contains one or more key features.
- Offers our thoughts on the implications of this legislation in other areas, including technological advances in the workplace, trade secret misappropriation, bring your own device issues and concerns, social media discovery, federal law implications, and conflicts of laws.
- Concludes with some best practices to assist companies in navigating this challenging area.
We hope that you find its content useful.
If you would like a hard copy of the Desktop Reference, please contact Robert Milligan at firstname.lastname@example.org.