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Archive : July 2012

July 27, 2012

Custody Ruling Shuts Down Child’s Facebook Account

Add a child's use of Facebook to the list of topics dueling custodial parents might fight about. It also might be an issue for a court's custodial decree.

July 26, 2012

Judicial Notice of LinkedIn Profile? Sorry, No

Taco Bell wanted to argue that a plaintiff's consumer protection lawsuit was "an utter contrivance that is the classic example of a lawyer-driven strike suit." To illustrate, the fast food company asked the court to take judicial notice of the plaintiff's LinkedIn profile page showing he was a paid extern at a law firm.  The court refused.

July 18, 2012

Law Requires FDA Guidance on Social Media

Section 1121 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), signed into law by President Obama on July 9, tasks the agency with issuing guidance on its policy "regarding the promotion, using the Internet (including social media), of medical products that are regulated by such Administration."

July 6, 2012

Delaware Legislature Passes Student Social Media Password Bill

Schools will be unable to request user names or passwords from applicants or students if Gov. Jack Markell (D) signs a bill that unanimously passed both chambers of the Delaware Legislature.

July 5, 2012

Twitter Releases First Transparency Report

Government requests for Twitter Inc. user information in the first half of 2012 overwhelmingly have come from the United States, according to the company's first transparency report, which it released July 2.