On May 25, 2022, Twitter reached a proposed $150 million settlement with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to resolve allegations that the company deceptively used nonpublic user contact information obtained for account security purposes to serve targeted ads to users.
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On December 15, 2020, the Irish Data Protection Commission announced its fine of 450,000 Euros against Twitter International Company, following its investigation into a breach resulting from a bug in Twitter’s design. The fine is the largest issued by the Irish DPC under the GDPR to date and is also its first against a U.S.-based organization.
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On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued a new report on mobile app privacy issues and announced an $800,000 settlement with a social networking service for privacy violations related to its mobile app.
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As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog:

Employees use social media extensively in communication for personal and business reasons. Employers are increasingly monitoring this use, and insisting on access to some of the more popular sites. California took notice of this trend and passed legislation to protect employee privacy. On September 27, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1844 making California the third state to limit access to employees’ social media account, joining Maryland and Illinois.Continue Reading California Regulates Employer Access to Employees’ Social Media

As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog, last week the NLRB released a new report containing guidance relating to employee use of social media. The new release summarizes a number of recent NLRB cases dealing with employees who were terminated based on comments they made on social media websites.
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On November 16, 2011, the French Data Protection Authority published its Annual Activity Report for 2010. The Report highlights the CNIL’s major accomplishments from 2010 and its priorities for 2011, and includes recommendations for the revision of the EU data protection framework.
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