A recent amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) will require certain owners and operators of commercial websites and online service providers to change their posted privacy policies to include additional information.  CalOPPA requires certain owners and operators to conspicuously post their privacy policies related to the collection of personally identifiable information (“PII”)…

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A U.S. District Court Judge in New Jersey has just found that private Facebook postings by an employee about her employer are subject to the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2701-11 (SCA).  The ruling raises significant potential hurdles for employers who act on private information posted by their employees on social media sites.

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This week’s California Court of Appeals decision in Ignat v. Yum! Brands, Inc. is a reminder to employers to be careful what they say about employees’ private matters.  Yum! Brand, the parent company to Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC, employed Ignat in its real estate title department.  Ignat took a medical leave of absence…

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Category: Privacy Rights,