Written by Jake Romero Do you ever find yourself worrying that, given the types of things minors deem appropriate to post on social networking Web sites like Facebook and Twitter, our country won’t be able to produce an electable candidate for president in 40 years? If so, you’ll be glad to know that the California… Continue Reading
Written by Jake Romero If a haunted house or trick-or-treating was your scariest experience last week, you must not be one of the 100 mobile application developers who received a notice of non-compliance from California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. On October 30, Attorney General Harris’s office announced that letters had been sent to the… Continue Reading
Written by Jake Romero Facebook announced last week that it now has upwards of 1 billion active users. That same week, over 10 million Twitter messages were sent during the U.S. presidential debate . With the number and use of social media websites rapidly expanding, your privacy rights with respect to your tweets, “likes” and… Continue Reading
Written by Jake Romero In a move signaling increased enforcement of the state’s data privacy and security regulations, California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. The Privacy Unit will be staffed by California Department of Justice Employees, including six dedicated prosecutors, and will have… Continue Reading
Written by Kevin McGinty It’s a distressingly common scenario. A corporate laptop containing job applicant data, including social security numbers, is stolen from an employee who has taken the laptop off of corporate premises. Access to the social security numbers makes it possible for wrongdoers to engage in identity theft. Is an applicant’s fear that… Continue Reading
California Supreme Court has finally issued its decision in a workplace privacy case finding that an employer’s placement of a hidden camera in an office used by two employees did not violate the employees’ right to privacy. This case has drawn much attention as it worked its way through the appellate courts. My colleagues in… Continue Reading
It’s not necessarily a “privacy” issue, per se, but electronic discovery (known as “e-discovery”) rules of litigation require that companies plan ahead with respect to document retention. Here is the latest on the new California e-discovery rules just enacted.