Topic: Social Media

Privacy Policies: California Attorney General Signs Agreement with Mobile App Providers

On February 22, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a privacy agreement concerning mobile software applications with the six largest mobile application platform providers — Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett-Packard and Research In Motion. This agreement effectively creates regulatory standards for implementing privacy policies within the mobile software application industry.” (California Attorney General and Mobile… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Feb 2012

For your reading pleasure, here’s a roundup of the most-read Corporate Law posts over the past month: human trafficking, HIPAA compliance, FATCA regulations, fracking, conflict minerals and more.  1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 goes into effect on January 1,… Read more »

Investment Advisers: 3 Takeaways from SEC Risk Alert on Social Media Use

On January 4, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a National Examination Risk Alert on the use of social media by registered investment advisers. Issued the very same day that the SEC charged an investment adviser with offering to sell more than $500 billion of fictitious securities via… Read more »

FDA Proposes Social Media Guidance on Off-Label Drug Use

It’s estimated that one in five prescriptions treat ailments other than those for which the drug was originally intended. Off-label use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as this practice is called, is big business. But for manufacturers seeking to inform the public about the benefits and dangers of using medications off-label, it’s also risky business: while… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: NLRB Union Election Rules, Social Media, Exempt Employees, and More…

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates and news from Employment lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: On NLRB Changes to Union Election Rules… NLRB Votes in Favor of Major Changes to NLRA Election Procedures and House Passes “Workforce Democracy” Bill (Morgan Lewis)  “By a 2–1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB… Read more »

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: FTC Proposes COPPA Rule Revisions

On September 15, the Federal Trade Commission proposed several important revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, which requires operators of websites and online services to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. Here’s a first look at what you need to know about the proposed… 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 »