Archive for the ‘Internet Law’ Category

No Email Message Is Private if You Get It at Work

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

It’s pretty clear that using your employer’s email system for personal business is not a good idea and can get you fired; it could also send you to jail, if your emails reveal a crime. Employees have very little to no expectation of privacy in emails received through employer accounts.

An employee at Aeropostale, the clothing company, found out that not only can his employer use a personal email to fire him, but the government can also use it against him: A federal court ruled recently that prosecutors can use an email he received in his company account to convict him for receiving illegal kickbacks…

No Email Message Is Private if You Get It at Work

 

Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. There are now 1 billion Facebook accounts, 100 million Twitter accounts and 200 million LinkedIn accounts. Families are surprised when they contact a social media company after a family member dies …

Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die