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Archive : June 2012

June 21, 2012

Louisiana Continues Focus on Sex Offenders

Louisiana has garnered national attention for its new law that requires registered sex offenders to post the details of their conviction on their social media profiles.

June 20, 2012

Regarding Maryland's Law to Protect Social Network Accounts

When the Maryland law to protect social network usernames and passwords was first introduced I wrote it off as typical front-running by political officials, and did not read it closely. DLA Piper's lawyers did and so, after I read their article, did I. What a mess.  

June 15, 2012

Accuracy of Social Media Data Questioned

What information can you really believe when looking over a Facebook, LinkedIn, or other social media profile? That question appeared to be at the heart of two recent cases that questioned the accuracy of data on social media services.

June 11, 2012

FBI Highlights Social Media Risks

The FBI recently released a brochure warning of "Internet Social Networking Risks."

June 4, 2012

Attorneys and Social Media Posts: When is it Attorney Advertising?

"Case finally over. Unanimous verdict! Celebrating tonight." "Another great victory in court today! My client is delighted. Who wants to be next?" Are these self-congratulatory raves, posted over a one month period by an enthused (but hypothetical) attorney to 500 friends and professional contacts on her personal social media site, actually advertisements?