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To Read or Not To Read Monitoring Employees Emails
Update The online workplace Upwork.com takes employee computer use monitoring to a whole new level. Upwork is a web site that connects employers to freelance workers around the globe. Its talent pool includes writers, programmers, graphic artists, web designers, data entry clerks, and more. Webcams and ... Read more

Twitter Verified Accounts and Protecting Identities
Still out of breath from a stage in the Tour de France mega-race, Lance Armstrong brushed by the media hounds and went straight to Twitter, giving his fans an up-to-the-minute account of what happened and how he fared.  The Twitter Launch of Verified Accounts Shouldn't he have stopped by the media tent ... Read more

Your Email isnt as Private As You May Think It Is
The Obama administration is asking Congress to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) greater access to e-mails and web browsing information. The proposed change would enlarge the scope of information that communications providers must ... Read more

New Puerto Rican Law Targets Identity Theft
  Update: Puerto Rico birth certificates remain valid through September 30, 2010 Under a new Puerto Rican law, all birth certificates issued will be invalid on July 1, 2010 A large percentage of identity-related crimes in the continental US stems from stolen Puerto Rican birth certificates Know how ... Read more

Safety in Cyberspace
In early July, government and private Web sites in the US and South Korea were the victims of cyberwarfare. The powerful cyber attack shut down the US Department of Treasury and Federal Trade Commission Web sites over the July 4th holiday weekend. Pentagon and White House Web sites were better equipped ... Read more

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PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY

Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates represent employees whose rights to privacy and personal technology use are being threatened or imposed upon by an employer.&nbs ... Read more

New HIPAA Regulations Effective March 26, 2013

The final Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) become effective on March 26. The regulations represent the most ... Read more

Background Checks Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The FCRA covers all background reports of all types—such as credit reports and criminal histories—prepared by an outside company, whether for profit or for a cooperative non-profit.  ... Read more

California Court Rules Employee’s Emails to Attorney NOT Privileged If Sent from Workplace

I routinely tell clients not to email me from their workplace and to always use private email and this recent case out of a court of appeals in California illustrates exactly why. Plaintiff Gina Holme ... Read more

Employer Found Liable for Damages for Accessing Former Employees’ Personal Emails

A district court in New York held that an employer who accessed two former employees’ personal email accounts during an investigation after the employees quit are liable for damages under the fe ... Read more

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