In the U.S., popular attention is fixed on the George Snowden leaked top-secret NSA PRISM surveillance program with Verizon.
- How US employee personal privacy rights apply to social media communications.
- State laws prohibiting employers from demanding social networking passwords from employees
- How social media privacy rights for employees differ from state to stat?
- Legal issues surrounding the use of social media background checks in pre-employment recruiting and hiring
- Privacy rights, equal employment opportunity rights and the Fair Credit and Reporting Act
- Employees have the right to privacy on social media off duty?
- Use of social media policies to manage employees’ expectations
- Challenges associated with segregating personal and professional identities on social media with new services like the Linkedin Contact iPhone App, which automatically adds all the your contacts on your iPhone to your Linkedin contacts page
- Are employers allowed to monitor their employees social media use at work by shoulder-surfing?
- Noel Canning vs. NLRB case on recess appointments and what it could come diffuse recent decisions by the NLRB over the right of employees to bargain collectively and organize to improve working conditions on social media.
- How your Facebook privacy settings impact whether or not your employer or a litigator can access your profile to verify statements or to check your background.
- Who owns an employee’s content or connections after they leave and why employers should state that contributing content is within the scope of employment and also maintain their own database of contacts.
- Is it legal for an employee to withhold login credentials to a company branded account after they’ve been terminated? In Christou v. Beatport, LLC, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado held that log-in information to a MySpace account may constitute a trade secret.
- What are your rights to privacy on mobile devices? On the precipice of the release of Google Glass and other wearable technologies, what rights to privacy do US employees have over the information they access or create with mobile devices.
- Are privacy protections for company-owned mobile devices weaker than employee owned devices, and the impact of accessing the web on personal mobile device via the company’s wireless signal as well as cell phone expense reimbursements.
- How might Google Glass give rise to a new class of personal privacy invasions in the work place?
Eric Schwartzman is Founder and CEO of social media training provider Comply Socially, which helps employers manage the risk and capitalize on the opportunities of social media in the workplace.
He is also an independent communications consultant for hire to businesses, global nonprofits, the US Military, US Federal government agencies and foreign governments. His consulting services include digital strategy, social media audits, social media policy development, online public relations, social media marketing, search engine optimization and web development.
Schwartzman founded iPRSoftware, his best-selling book “Social Marketing to the Business Customer” is the first book devoted exclusively to social media for business-to-business communications, and he’s founding chair of the Digital Impact Conference in NYC.