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Week in Review

Week after week, the blogosphere is full of discussions about new developments in the law involving social media. This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission joined the conversation by holding a public meeting to discuss the interplay between social media and employment discrimination. The meeting provided helpful tips to employers, such as how to minimize the risk of a discrimination charge when conducting social media background checks. And, while we're on the topic, you can click on the link below to see if your social media policy is keeping up with all of the recent developments. Of course, all of these social media developments would not be possible without the World Wide Web, which turned 25 this week.  So, don't forget to tweet a happy birthday wish!

Technology and the Workplace
What the EEOC wants companies to know about social media and employment discrimination (Employer Handbook)
The 10 best practices for drafting a lawful social media policy (Inside Counsel)
How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media (Mashable)
5 Social Media Tips To Protect Your Future From Your Online Past (Forbes)
Are You Prepared For E-Discovery of Data on Your Employees' Personal Devices? (LegalTXTS)
Happy Birthday: World Wide Web to Turn 25 (NBC)

Technology and the Law
Google Encrypts Search, Aims To Foil China, NSA (Forbes)
Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers (Washington Post)
Sanctions Imposed for Manipulation of Metadata to Conceal Use of Unproduced Computer (Electronic Discovery Law)
FINRA Issues Investor Alert Concerning Bitcoin Trading and Speculation (New Media & Technology Law Blog)
Anonymous Internet Comments . . . Not So Anonymous (Lawffice Space)

There's an App for That
Forget a Birthday? Not if the Phone Can Help It (NY Times)
A Snap-On iPhone Gadget That Adds Physical Camera Controls (Wired)
Travel Smarter With Tech (Forbes)
New Rooster app crows about good books, young and old (WSJ)
Starbucks adds tipping to new iPhone app (LA Times)

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  • Pamela J. Kovacs

    As a former recruiter, Pamela Kovacs brings a unique insight into her work in employment and labor law, including having advised clients in the areas of discipline and discharge, employee handbooks, wage and hour, professional ...

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