The Social Media Law Blog is a forum for lawyers, compliance
personnel, human resources managers, and other professionals who
are struggling with the legal implications of social media across a
broad variety of topics. Working professionals and Bloomberg BNA
editors may share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues
to build a community of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic.
The ideas presented here are those of individuals, and Bloomberg
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the communications between group members.
November 26, 2012
by Katie Johnson
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers Nov. 8 said that how data
brokers collect and use consumer information remains a mystery
despite receiving details from
nine companies, including several that collect information from
social media websites.
November 23, 2012
by Meg McEvoy
Twitter suspended but now has reactivated @NYTOnIt, a parody account dedicated to poking fun at some of the New York Times’ lifestyle stories, after a trademark infringement complaint from the media giant.
November 16, 2012
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Dec. 13 is set to consider a proposed regulation that would require campaigns to disclose payments to bloggers and those who post campaign content on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
November 8, 2012
by Michael Loatman
An agency of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security likely was monitoring social media communications
when determining the impact of Hurricane Sandy, but a Nov. 8 DHS report promised that it was not collecting personally
identifiable information (PII) from everyone who tweeted about
November 2, 2012
Is social media so pervasive in
modern society that banning its use by a disfavored group is
unconstitutional, even when there is a significant governmental
interest in favor of the restriction?
COPPA Rule Changes: Be Ready for July 1
States Consider Barring Access to Students’ Social Media Accounts
New Jersey Governor Asks Legislature To Narrow Scope of Social Media Privacy Bill
Claim Fails Against Employee Who Lagged In Updating LinkedIn Page After Firing
LivingSocial Reveals Cyber-Attack, Notifies 50 Million, Says No Credit Data Breached