Topic: Facebook

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dodd-Frank, Myanmar Exports, M&A Brokers, LinkedIn Announcements

On this day in 1803, the United States Supreme Court established the doctrine of judicial review when it ruled in Mabury v. Madison that Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional. What do bank boards of directors need to know about Dodd-Frank? These five things… (Paul Reynolds at Dinsmore & Shohl) US… Read more »

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(…that’s the sound of your company’s goodwill disappearing, like a punctured tire, after a social media disaster that took mere seconds to unfold.) You’d think companies would know better, right? That they’d develop procedures for approving tweets sent out by third-party vendors under their name, right? That they wouldn’t be so foolish as to allow… Read more »

SEC Permits Corporate Communications Via Twitter, Facebook, Other Social Media

“The SEC’s release confirms that companies are permitted to announce material news through social media, provided investors know when and where to expect it.” (Orrick) The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to let corporate communications move into the 21st Century.  Backing off from an earlier position that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings violated Regulation FD… Read more »

Lawyer: Asking for Facebook Password in Hiring Process Might Violate the Federal Stored Communications Act [Video]

JD Supra Biznews: The web is abuzz with news (and fairly unanimous outrage) that some employers are asking job candidates for their Facebook passwords, as way to do proper due diligence on the folks they’re hiring. Make what you will of the practice, personally, there are certainly legal implications to it. … Watch the video:… Read more »

Social Media and the Law – A Friday Reading List

For your reference, here’s a Friday roundup of recent updates covering a wide range of issues at the intersection of social media and the law, published by leading lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: – An Update on Social Media and Employee Discipline (McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC): “…Employees, and unions, have flocked to… Read more »