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21 Aug 2013, 5:15 am by
According to ABC News in Chicago, a former Northwestern University student has claimed that after she was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital a doctor took photos of her without her consent and posted them online.  This is not the first time that it has been alleged that an employee in the medical field has posted online photos of patients without their consent.  Unfortunately, this will not be the last time either.    The doctor allegedly posted photographs of the… [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 5:15 am by
According to ABC News in Chicago, a former Northwestern University student has claimed that after she was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital a doctor took photos of her without her consent and posted them online.  This is not the first time that it has been alleged that an employee in the medical field has posted online photos of patients without their consent.  Unfortunately, this will not be the last time either.    The doctor allegedly posted photographs of the… [read post]
9 Dec 2011, 8:24 am
Cleveland is still trying to criminalize social media. If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again must be Cleveland's City Council slogan. On July 25, 2011, August 5, 2011, and on October 6, 2011 I wrote about Cleveland's prior attempts to criminalize social media flash mobs, tweet ups, get togethers, etc...When I spoke with Thomas Ott of the Cleveland Plain Dealer in October I was quoted as saying that the law is still vague and that Cleveland has more work to do on the legislation.… [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 9:35 am by David M. Ward
Technology has given us many more options for marketing our professional services. In the "old" days (i.e., thirty years ago), we networked with other professionals, did some public speaking and wrote the occasional article. Some of us took out ads in the yellow pages. Mostly, we relied on our clients to refer other clients. Today, we have the Internet. The wonders of hi-tech. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Goggle+, LinkedIn, and, as of about ten minutes ago, Pinterest. And… [read post]
5 May 2010, 6:34 pm
Oprah is one of the smartest entrepreneurs in the world and has one of the most recognizable brands and her team works hard to protect and grow her brand. As a Baltimore native, I would like to think that it was the water that Oprah imbibed during her long stint working in Baltimore that prepared her for success. Right after she left Baltimore for Chicago she became a world wide superstar. Some other former Baltimoreans who became successful after leaving Baltimore include: Babe Ruth, Barry… [read post]
25 Jul 2011, 3:24 pm
Cleveland is known for many things. Both famous and renown. They may also soon be known as one of the first large cities in the United States to ban "destructive" social media "Flash Mobs". According to Wikipedia, a Flash Mob "is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire. A flash mob may be organized via social media, texting, email,… [read post]
31 May 2013, 7:52 am by
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill that bans Tweeting while driving.  SB 147 will become effective August 1, 2013, and violators may be fined up to $175 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations. The new law bans not only Tweeting, but any other social media usage while driving.  I believe it is important for drivers and auto manufacturers to become more aware of the distracted driving issues inherent with making one's car a mobile/apps… [read post]
12 Sep 2012, 7:46 am
According to the New York Daily News, the New York City Police Department has created official rules on how to utilize social media to investigate potential criminal activity. Since the NYPD developed CompStat, it has been recognized as a leader in utilizing new digital technologies for law enforcement. The New York Daily News states that under the new rules, NYPD "officers involved in probes involving social media may register their aliases with the department and use a department-issued laptop… [read post]
10 Dec 2013, 11:08 am by
A sexual cyber blackmailer was jailed for 5 years for hacking the digital media accounts of at least 350 women.  Sextortionist Karen "Gary" Kazaryan pleaded guilty in July to charges that he hacked into women's email and/or social media accounts and trolled them for nude and sexually-suggestive pictures from his California home.According to court documents, Kazaryan gained unauthorized access to digital accounts and then  obtained naked pictures of his victims… [read post]
15 Dec 2011, 7:09 am
The NCAA does not have an official social media policy for its members. Despite the lack of a social media policy, the NCAA suspended Lehigh University's Ryan Spadola who was the football team's top wide receiver from a playoff game for retweeting an alleged inappropriate message. This suspension may have harmed Lehigh's chances of winning the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision since Lehigh lost the game that Spadola was banned from.Playing collegiate sports is privilege and not a right. Ryan… [read post]
6 Nov 2011, 9:17 pm
This week the Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v. Jones regarding whether installing a GPS device on a suspect's car without a warrant is constitutional. This case may have far reaching ramifications in the Social Media Age because it may create the foundation to determine whether electronic data in various platforms may be protected by the 4th Amendment.On April 29, 2010 and July 25, 2010, I discussed how Congress may pass the Social Media Privacy Protection Act. This act may… [read post]
9 Jul 2011, 7:24 pm
The Casey Anthony trial demonstrates that the U.S. Constitution still matters in the Social Media Age. Casey Anthony was accused of killing her daughter Caylee Anthony who died under mysterious circumstances in 2008. On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing Caylee by a jury of her peers since the prosecution did not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.Even though Ms. Anthony was found not guilty she still has lost in the overall scheme of things. Her daughter is dead, she… [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 7:25 am
My hearts and prayers go out to the families of those who perished because of Hurricane Sandy.  The hurricane and its aftermath may end up costing at least $50 billion dollars in damage.  In addition, the media is reporting that at least 50 people lost their lives due to this storm. Sandy knocked offline popular websites Gawker, Huffington Post, and Deadspin. At this point, it is too early to fully calculate all of the damage done from this horrific storm.  In the comming days, weeks, and… [read post]
19 Feb 2014, 7:50 pm by
U.S. companies need to realize that they must follow the laws of the countries that they operate in.  Facebook, Google, etc... appear not to understand the proverb, "when in Rome do as the Romans do" should mean that when doing business around the world they must abide by the data protection and privacy laws of the countries where they offer their services.The Higher Court of Berlin recently confirmed a 2012 verdict that found that Facebook’s Friend… [read post]
13 Jun 2013, 12:15 pm by
According to multiple media organizations, malware is spreading all over sports branded Facebook pages.  Fans Against Kounterfeit Enterprises has uncovered a Trojan Horse that is spreading across NFL branded pages on Facebook.  The New York Times has stated that this malware may drain Facebook users' bank accounts. These malware attacks are not just targeting U.S. sports properties.  According to Symantec, phishers are now going after Real Madrid's branded Facebook page.  This… [read post]
20 Dec 2010, 11:53 am
Choosing a social media lawyer is difficult because there are so few bona fida social media attorneys around. You should choose a social media lawyer in the same manner that you choose a lawyer for any other matter: via due diligence. Social Media Law is like entertainment law and sports law in that there are several different areas of the law that a practitioner should understand.Some of the areas of the law that a social media lawyer should be knowledgeable about include: Internet law,… [read post]
23 Feb 2012, 8:10 am by admin
Seems like every .03 seconds there’s a new take on what you should — or shouldn’t — put in your social media policy. As a public service, I thought I would gather some of the latest and greatest thinking on the subject for your perusal: A great starting point is to check out SM policies at world-class companies such as Coke, Ford, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and even the U.S. Army. For other companies in a variety of industries, check out here or here. Here‘s the Blawg’s sample SM… [read post]
23 Mar 2012, 7:04 am by admin
Following up on our webinar earlier this week, here’s the very latest hot-off-the-presses data on who’s doing what in the SM recruiting space. The first question we asked our 1,000+ attendees was: Does you company use SM for recruiting? A growing majority now use SM for recruiting, with 56% saying “Yes” and only 44% saying “No.” We then asked: What sites do you use for recruiting? There are only two real contenders at this point: LinkedIn (with a whopping 81% of the votes) and Facebook… [read post]
13 May 2010, 5:17 pm
On May 4, 2010, I mentioned in my blog post, "Will the White House's Use of Social Media Eventually Diminish Access to the President?" some of the legal, political, and societal ramifications if the White House moves away from fully informing the traditional press and instead utilizes social media to communicate directly to its constituents. The article "White House leaning on its Press Office, Not the Media, to Get Message Out" that was published on Foxnews.com today discusses some of the issues… [read post]
7 Dec 2010, 7:04 am
According to the Associated Press, Google has stated that it will respond to complaints about pirated material within 24 hours after receiving notification. This announcement also states that Google will better police the sites that utilize its ad network to try to limit copyright violations. This long overdue announcement is great news for content creators.On June 30, 2010, I stated that even though Viacom lost the initial round of the Viacom v. YouTube case, the case may be a win for copyright… [read post]