Friday, November 18, 2011

Week In Review

Technology definitely changes faster than the law. It can take anywhere from several months to several years for the law to recognize and sort out causes of action created by new technology. In the news this week, we see that courts and legislatures are getting more up-to-date on technology, and that problems sometimes result. Below are some links showing how the law has and hasn't kept up, as well as what has been changing in the world, the workplace and the law.

Technology and the Workplace

Who Owns Your Company's Twitter Account? (DelawareEmploymentLaw)

Most Hospitals Need to Revise Social Media Policies (AISHealth)

Robot Helps Workers Clean Offices (TechCrunch)

How Much Social Media Means to New Hires (Employer Handbook)

Technology and the Law

Advertisers Using Facial Recognition Software Run Afoul of Privacy Regulations (NYTimes)

Deletion of Facebook Material Leads to $522K Penalty Against Lawyer and Client (eDiscovery)

Judge Declares Law Governing Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Unconstitutional (WSJ)

There's An App for That

Elerts, For Reporting Emergencies (NYTimes)

QR Codes, As Business Cards (NYTimes)

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