Steven C. Bennett 4/2/2013 20 comments
Social media are beginning to affect class action lawsuits -- a trend that could spread and deepen.
Steven C. Bennett 2/27/2013 44 comments
People are taking proactive steps to guard their online privacy. This protects them from advertisers, exes, and bill collectors -- but also gives criminals and terrorists more tools to safeguard their criminal intents.
Steven C. Bennett 12/14/2012 26 comments
The FTC is scrutinizing mobile app developers, especially how these firms gather, use, and disseminate data about the many children who buy and use their products.
Steven C. Bennett 8/21/2012 42 comments
Measures to ensure user security are going to be key to making digital currency popular.
Steven C. Bennett 7/11/2012 18 comments
Use of social networks at work has generated legal controversy as to what is protected worker activity and what is grounds for termination.
Steven C. Bennett 7/3/2012 29 comments
Archives of all kinds that formerly were stored on tape, disk, and other media may not survive as well online.
Steven C. Bennett 6/28/2012 11 comments
The FTC's final report on privacy isn't law, but its main tenets could become so if they meet with congressional approval.
Steven C. Bennett 6/1/2012 28 comments
In the age of big-data, the precautions expected of lawyers to protect confidentiality may not be up to par.
Steven C. Bennett 5/4/2012 24 comments
Use of unmanned aircraft "drones," controlled remotely, has both inspired innovation and prompted privacy concerns.
Steven C. Bennett 4/10/2012 29 comments
A pair of Senators has approached Mark Zuckerberg and federal leaders, calling for an end to employers scouting Facebook for information on prospective employees.
Steven C. Bennett 3/19/2012 15 comments
The debate rages on about where to draw the line between consumer privacy and useful data about buying habits.
Steven C. Bennett 1/27/2012 79 comments
A recent Supreme Court decision on the admisability of GPS evidence may have farther-reaching consequences than may be initially apparent.
Steven C. Bennett 11/3/2011 53 comments
The time has come to consider the potential benefits of extending legal education to Internet users.
Steven C. Bennett 10/14/2011 16 comments
Laws on the books have defined electronic signatures for years, but recent court decisions call them into question.
Steven C. Bennett 8/17/2011 38 comments
Virtual law offices are starting to appear, but at least one state is resisting the trend, and issues must be ironed out.
Steven C. Bennett 7/26/2011 46 comments
Online lie detectors could have profound benefits and risks for US citizens.
Steven C. Bennett 7/12/2011 34 comments
In a recent judgment, Vermont law was declared unconstitutional in its attempt to hinder the sale of data mined online.
Steven C. Bennett 5/17/2011 36 comments
In Europe and America, the issue of when it's OK to mandate the removal of online content at someone's behest continues to arise.
Steven C. Bennett 4/15/2011 46 comments
Is your ZIP code a piece of personal information, protected by privacy laws?
Steven C. Bennett 1/19/2011 15 comments
As consumers' personal information is increasingly used in online advertising, the US government is attempting to keep it private
Steven C. Bennett 12/20/2010 25 comments
A lawyer examines the impact of cases in which plaintiffs claimed severe injuries and then posted Facebook evidence to the contrary
Steven C. Bennett 10/19/2010 22 comments
Courts are frowning on lawyers masquerading as 'friends' on Facebook and other sites in order to obtain information on legal opponents
Steven C. Bennett 8/4/2010 13 comments
If you're using email to communicate with your lawyer, what you write may not be protected under attorney-client privilege
Steven C. Bennett 7/7/2010 12 comments
There is a growing need for a more uniform, predictable set of rules regarding appropriate limits on employee privacy expectations
Steven C. Bennett 3/19/2010 26 comments
The use of photos in online facial recognition data bases raise a number of legal issues
Steven C. Bennett 3/3/2010 13 comments
A recent judgment against Google in Italy recalls other cases in which international laws on privacy have conflicted with US ones
Steven C. Bennett 2/16/2010 42 comments
Jurors may find texting, tweeting, and messaging a vital link to their normal lives, but courts say limitations are in order
Steven C. Bennett 1/28/2010 40 comments
Do judges belong on social networks? Four separate opinions on judicial ethics reached four separate conclusions
Steven C. Bennett 12/18/2009 47 comments
The US Supreme Court will hear a California case in which workers sued their employer for reading messages from a company-owned pager
Steven C. Bennett 11/9/2009 9 comments
Some attention to these key potholes on the information highway could protect your Website from litigation and fines
Steven C. Bennett 10/29/2009 22 comments
Here's how to ensure your Website user agreements will hold up in a court of law
Steven C. Bennett 9/17/2009 15 comments
It's time for attorneys to start playing nice with search professionals
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