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Oregon allows attorneys and agents to access private social media data in certain circumstances

April 24, 2013 in Internet Use, Oregon, Social Networking by PeterK

Oregon lawyers may access publicly available information on social networking sites, can request access to non-public information if the person is not represented by counsel in the matter, and may
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Social Networking Communications By California Lawyers

January 10, 2013 in Advertising, California, Social Networking, Websites by PeterK

Material posted by an attorney on a social media website is subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising if that material constitutes a “communication” within the meaning of
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Maryland judges may use social networking sites

June 28, 2012 in Maryland, Social Networking by PeterK

Maryland judges can participate in social networking sites like Facebook but should proceed with caution.  Maryland Judicial Ethics Op. 2012-07 (June 12, 2012).

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Debt Collection Agency Can’t Use Facebook to Contact Debtor, Florida Court Rules

March 11, 2011 in Florida, Internet Use, Privacy, Social Networking by

The story about what it portrays as a growing use of social media by debt collectors is here.

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Article Surveys Use of Evidence from Social Networking Sites in Personal Injury Cases

December 17, 2010 in Confidentiality, Internet Use, Privacy, Security, Social Networking by

The article is here.

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Proposed Texas Rule of Civil Procedure: The Internet is Off Limits, Too, Jurors!

December 16, 2010 in E-mail, Ex Parte Communications, Internet Use, Rules of Conduct, Social Networking, Texas by

An article and link to the proposed amendment to emphasize that communication about a case is off limits whether on the Internet or not is here. Trial lawyers should consider
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Kentucky Proposes Fee, Regulation of Social Networking Posts

December 1, 2010 in Advertising, Attorney-client relationship, Internet Use, Kentucky, Rules of Conduct, Social Networking by

The article with links to the proposal are here. To avoid getting any Kentucky readers in trouble, please don’t blog about this! 🙂

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Wi fi risks: Add-on to Firefox purportedly allows hijacking of social networking user accounts when on unsecured wi fi

November 30, 2010 in Security, Social Networking by

The article with several links is here.