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The V&E Report
The V&E Report

For almost a quarter of a century, curators of online content have avoided being treated as “publishers” or “speakers” of statements made by third-party users thanks to Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) (codified at 47 U.S. Code § 230), which states that “[n]o provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

The V&E Report

March 4, 2020
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

For the period between January and June 2019, Facebook received 128,617 requests for user data from various government entities—16% above the 110,634 requests in the period between July and December…

The V&E Report

November 20, 2019
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

Last week, the trustee for Fyre Festival LLC’s bankruptcy estate received court authorization to serve subpoenas on 24 individuals and companies connected to the failed music festival, including…

The V&E Report

February 6, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Recent headlines involving Buzzfeed News highlighted the challenges that multi-state employers can have when some of their employees are subject to more employee-friendly state laws than others.

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 5, 2019
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

Individuals and companies frequently use social media as a platform to share thoughts and connect with others. But do we know who is following and how they are using our data?

The V&E Report

January 30, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

It is a common misconception that the First Amendment protects a person’s right to say whatever they want, whenever they want.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 24, 2019
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

Must companies that provide electronic communication services, like Facebook, comply with a subpoena from a criminal defendant?

The V&E Report

January 11, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Loyalty to one’s employer is a fast disappearing quality it seems and it is not hard to imagine the following scenario: After terminating an especially difficult employee, you have learned that she…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 27, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When talking about background checks in the first two parts of this series, we focused our attention on “consumer” or “investigative” reports an employer might obtain from a third-party company that…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 16, 2018
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

There’s not one size fits all when it comes to social media policies, however there are some consistent elements that employers should consider having in their guidelines. Chris Bacon outlines these…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 19, 2016
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

There are a number of reasons why employers should not look at the social media postings of their employees – it violates privacy and rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 12, 2016
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Is it legal for a company to review an applicant’s social media profile before hiring them? In this Social Media Spotlight post, Chris Bacon addresses how employers can responsibly review social…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 7, 2016
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