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.


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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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As reported in Hunton & Williams’ Employment & Labor Perspectives blog, two unfair labor practice complaints recently issued by National Labor Relations Board regional offices in Buffalo and Chicago illustrate how closely the NLRB is scrutinizing employers’ termination decisions that are allegedly related to statements employees made on social media.

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In a pair of putative class action lawsuits filed against Twitter, Inc. and American Express Centurion Bank, plaintiffs claim the defendants violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending a confirmation text message after processing an opt-out request.

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