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Who Owns Your Photos and Texts on Your Old Cell Phones?

An artist purchased old Razr cell phones and then published what he found on those phones in a new book after his original artistic idea fell through.
You can watch Andrew Horansky’s KHOU-TV story to learn more of what happened.
You can also read more on it here from Dwight Silverman’s TechBlog.
From the legal perspective, there are several issues that … Continue Reading

What rights do employers have over employees’ social media accounts in light of LinkedIn/CFAA ruling?

Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that when a company took over a departing employee’s LinkedIn account, the company did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the case of Eagle v. Edcomm.
I blogged about this case in my prior post Who Owns Your Twitter Followers and LinkedIn Connections?  While the ruling … Continue Reading

Man Bites Dog With Failed CFAA claim

Usually the company gets in trouble for exceeding their authority and snooping around employee’s personal Facebook and email. This time, a company tried to claim the employee violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Actfor accessing Facebook and personal email while at work without permission.
The employee was terminated and sued the company for pregnancy discrimination. … Continue Reading