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confidentiality

Facebook Privacy Privilege Rejected

By Blog, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation

Bill claimed his Facebook and MySpace passwords and user names were confidential and, more importantly, that his communications with friends on Facebook and MySpace were privileged from disclosure, much like a confidential communication between an attorney and his or her client. The court in McMillan v. Hummingbird Speedway, Inc. (Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas 9/9/10) rejected his contention.

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E-Mail Privacy and Attorney-Client Privilege

By Blog, Employment Law, Litigation

Employees should realize that they should not use the company’s e-mail account for personal, private matters, yet most continue to do so – everyone seems to assume that e-mail is private, no matter who owns the account. This may not be true, however, and anyone using a company e-mail account for his or her private messages could be in for a rude awakening – disclosure of the contents – if not careful.

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