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New Jersey Passes Social Media Privacy Bill

By Fernando M. Pinguelo and Guillermo C. Artiles - Everyone enjoys their privacy, even legislators!   Privacy bills are becoming ubiquitous in state legislatures across the country.  With the increased use of social media in and around the workplace, states are legislating to protect the dueling interests of employers and employees.  Ten states, including New Jersey, passed laws that restrict employers from accessing the social media accounts of employees. 

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FBI Warns Unsuspecting Travelers of Cyber Booby Traps Found In Hotel Internet Connections

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a notice on May 8th that revealed a recent claim by the FBI and other agencies that cyber criminals are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while they attempt to connect to the Internet in their hotel rooms.

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[NEWS] Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Proposed by The White House

For the past two years, the Obama administration has been developing a framework for a Bill of Rights that would protect American citizens from misuse of their personal information on the Internet.  The President intends these rights to allow Americans to have more control over how information about them will be used and offers new legal and technical tools to enable Americans to defend their privacy.

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MISSION POSSIBLE: #OpMonsanto

In a recent Anonymous hacking mission dubbed #OpMonsanto, the hacker group attacked Monsanto, an international agricultural corporation by hacking into Monsanto’s system and releasing data concerning over 2,500 employees and connections.  Anonymous also took down Monsanto’s mail server and web assets and says it plans to create a Wikipedia page to store and organize the stolen information.  

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Comprehensive 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey Available NOW

We are pleased to announce that “A Primer on Cybercrimes In The United States and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals – 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey,”  authored by Fernando Pinguelo and Bradford Muller and published by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (University of Virginia School of Law, Spring 2011) is now available.

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Members of the ABA International Law Section Gather in Paris for Annual Meeting and Learn About Cloud Computing

Members of the American Bar Association – International Law Section gathered on November 5, 2010 at The Westin Paris in Paris, France to actively participate in a panel discussion titled “Ephemeral Boundaries: Cross-Border Implications of Cloud Computing” sponsored by the International Litigation Committee.

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