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“Liking” A Facebook Page Is Not Protected By The First Amendment

A Virginia district court recently held that an employee’s clicking of the Facebook “like” button is not comparable to speech. Accordingly, the court affirmed the dismissal of First Amendment retaliation claims brought by employees of a Virginia sheriff’s office finding that the employees’ action was insufficient to merit constitutional protection. Sheriff B.J. Roberts of the Hampton, Virginia … Continue Reading

Addressing Social Media Use–Recent Ruling on Students’ Social Networking Reaffirms Need for Policies and Training

The pervasiveness of social media in professional and everyday communication is a hot button issue (discussed at length here), particularly for private and public employers and organizations.  In fact, many organizations have adopted, or are considering adopting, social media policies for employees and providing training for how employees should interact in cyberspace.  But what should … Continue Reading

Public Employers Wrestle With Data Breaches

The State of Minnesota has been smacked with a number of privacy-related district court lawsuits recently. The most recent dispute arose after the state of Minnesota hired a Texas-based company, Lookout Services to perform E-Verify services for state employees as part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program to ensure that all employees of the state and its contractors … Continue Reading
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