ISIS Selfies Demonstrate the Connection Between Social Media and Business Situational Awareness

What is Situational Awareness? A Navy SEAL describes situational awareness in this way: “[i]n military-speak, situational awareness is defined as the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regard to a mission. More simply, it’s being aware of what is going on around you.” […]

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Excellent Information = 5 Easy Ways to Get Sued Over Online Content & Social Media

My friend Deb McAlister is a professional writer who has been writing about law and technology issues since before most of us had even considered putting the two words together in the same sentence. The following article is one that she wrote on practical social media legal issues — social media law — and while […]

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Social Media Law Presentation Slides for MENG Webinar

I recently had the pleasure of presenting a nationally broadcast webinar on social media law to MENG (Marketing Executives Networking Group) which is a national network of top-level marketing executives. You can learn more about MENG by visiting its website and you can learn more about my presentation by visiting MENG’s webpage promoting the webinar. Thanks to the hard […]

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Supreme Court: Private Information Is Worthy of Protection, Even on Cell Phones

In Riley v. California the Supreme Court made it clear that people’s private information is worthy of protection, even on their cell phones, in holding that cell phones are generally protected from searches without a warrant.  The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous […]

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Social Media Evidence From Facebook Used Get to Get Rape, Sodomy, Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

Do you remember the reason I gave you yesterday, when I blogged about why you cannot delete social media posts or accounts once you anticipate you will be in a lawsuit? (see Do Not Delete Relevant Social Media Accounts or Posts During Lawsuits > Spoliation of Evidence) That’s right, because “the law has a right to […]

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