Tag Archives: Twitter

Irish ODPC Publishes 2012 Annual Report

On May 20, 2013, the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner published its annual report for 2012, which summarizes the activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner during 2012, including its investigations and audits, policy matters, and European and international activities.… Continue Reading

California Regulates Employer Access to Employees’ Social Media

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, … Continue Reading

Twitter Slaps Spammers with Lawsuit

On April 5, 2012, online social media giant Twitter filed a civil lawsuit in California federal court seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief to stop abusive spamming behavior on the site.… Continue Reading

NLRB Releases Second Round of Guidance for Social Media Cases

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.… Continue Reading

Update: NLRB Continues to Closely Probe Employer Terminations Following Employee Complaints on Social Media

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. … Continue Reading

California Bill Targets Social Networking Privacy

A new bill proposed in California would force social networking websites to establish a default privacy setting for its users that prohibits the site from publicly displaying most information about the user without the user's consent. … Continue Reading

FTC Accepts Final Settlement with Twitter

On March 11, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission finalized a proposed settlement with Twitter, which resolved allegations that Twitter deceived consumers and failed to safeguard their personal information. … Continue Reading