Record Fine: Belgium’s Court orders Facebook to stop Data Protection law violation under forfeiture of a penalty of € 250,000 per day.
As we have previously noted, Facebook has been named as a defendant in a number of lawsuits claiming that its facial recognition-based system of photo tagging violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Most Facebookers (noun. A person using the social networking website Facebook) know that “friending” someone can enhance or soil a personal reputation.
On October 30, 2015, Facebook, Inc. posted an important win in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is no stranger to litigation or criticism for its utilization of user data.
In my last post on HR legalist, I outlined the current state of the law regarding employee social media use.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employee’s “like” of a posting by a former employee, and a second employee’s comment on the original posting both were protected activity, and that firing those two employees violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Every day people take to social media to vent frustrations with daily life.
Another Facebook Victory for Employees—Second Circuit Concludes Facebook “Likes” May Be Protected by Labor Law
Regular readers of this blog are well-aware that employee social media activity has been and continues to be a hot-button topic for the National Labor Relations Board.
So of course yesterday, the Second Circuit released an long-awaited decision on that very case.