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|Board Members Beware: The SEC is Watching|
James J. Giszczak, Dominic A. Paluzzi, Adam C. Smith; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014Data breaches have increased dramatically. In fact, according to a 2014 Internet security threat report published by Symantec, data breaches increased in 2013 by 62 percent. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner, Luis A. Aguilar, recently addressed what...
|Facebook Updates Platform Policy to Prohibit “Like-Gating”|
Nathan J. Hole, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 2014Facebook's recently updated Platform Policy for developers states, "Only incentivize a person to log into your app, like your app's Page, enter a promotion on your app's Page, or check-in at a place. Don't incentivize other actions. Effective November 5th, 2014, you may no longer incentivize...
|Don't let Facebook Destroy your Injury Case|
Joseph A. Miller; Joe Miller Law, Ltd.;
August 19, 2014Facebook is a great resource that connects friends, family members, and businesses all over the world. According to Business2community.com, 829 million people use Facebook daily and 1.32 billion people log into their Facebook at least once a month.
But what you may not know is that your Facebook...
|Microsoft Loses Round in Fight Over Email Held in Irish Data Center|
Narges M. Kakalia; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014Rarely do Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Apple, Cisco and the ACLU all agree on a particular subject; rarer still that such an unlikely coalition fails.
|Tennessee Legislature Adds Employee Privacy Protections to "Internet Accounts"|
Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014Executive Summary: Accessing information about employees and applicants via their social media accounts just got a bit more complicated in Tennessee. This past legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the "Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014" aimed at protecting...
|Don't Take Chances: Emerging Trends in Promotion Marketing Law that Every Sponsor Should Know|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014 We know that social media and mobile marketing offer creative and cost-effective ways to conduct contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions and spread the word about new products and services. In addition, social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, enable companies...
|NIC Chile’s New Policies for Domain Names .cl|
Francisco Carey, Guillermo Carey; Carey;
August 15, 2014Starting on December 1, 2013, NIC Chile will apply new application policies and dispute settlement procedures concerning .cl Domain Names.
|Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.
|Social Media Start-Up Capital: Don't Try a Ponzi Scheme|
Regina M. Joseph; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014You’ve got the perfect idea for a social media site, but how do you attract a critical mass of members to launch it? Your credit cards are maxed out and your friends and family are tapped too. Can you attract members by offering to pay cash incentives for recruiting other members, who in turn...
|Surf’s Up: The Wave of High-profile Privacy Class Actions|
Richard L. Reiter, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
August 7, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014Businesses have revolutionized the way they reach customers. Through computers, smart phones, iPads and a host of other technologies, we can now make purchasing decisions from the comfort of our homes. All we need to do is enter our personal information and our credit card data, and one click later...