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New Jersey Restricts Employer Access to Employees’ Personal Online Accounts

Posted in Privacy & Data Security, Social Media

New Jersey has enacted restrictions on the ability of employers to access employees’ social media accounts, becoming the twelfth state to enact such legislation. More than 30 state legislatures have considered bills on the topic in 2013, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. New Restrictions in New Jersey New Jersey’s new law, signed… Continue Reading

Senators, Justice Department Voice Support for Expanding Journalists’ Protections

Posted in Broadcasting & Cable, Privacy & Data Security

A group of senators announced on Wednesday that they would renew their push for federal legislation to limit the ability of federal authorities to compel journalists to reveal information about or obtained from confidential sources, after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would tighten its own standards for when to seek such information. The… Continue Reading

SHIELD Act Seeks to Shift Litigation Costs in Patent Suits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities

Posted in Intellectual Property

A bill has been introduced in Congress that would permit prevailing defendants in patent infringement suits to recover litigation costs and attorneys’ fees. The Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (“SHIELD”) Act was introduced on February 27 by Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).  The bill would provide for the award of… Continue Reading