More Social Media Headaches for Employers

According to this article, a class action complaint was filed against MySpace in Eastern District Court of New York late last month claiming that the social networking giant had violated the Electronics Communications Privacy Act among other laws.  The complaint goes on to alleged that the company voluntarily disclosed personal user information in responding to warrants from state judges who didn’t have the force of law in California where MySpace is headquartered.

Employers Beware

Even if this lawsuit is dismissed, company lawyers will have to devote time and energy to it.  More reason why employers need to have clear policies that are followed and documented when responding to authorities claiming legal rights to certain user information so perhaps they can avoid these kinds of legal headaches.

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