Publicising people’s personal email addresses without their permission is a clear breach of UK Data Protection Law. Be wary of third party CRM tools.
Google has introduced a form for EU subjects to ask for content to be removed from Google, if it is irrelevant, outdated or inappropriate. Read more.
In January 2014, ICANN introduced new rules for domain registrars that means all domain owners now must periodically validate their emails to prove they are the rightful owners of domains.
Each time you upload photos of your kids in funny costumes, or friends at parties, you are passing legal control of those photos to Facebook.
How can clicking a Facebook Like button get you fired? When you like the Facebook page of your boss’s rival, that’s how. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray Carter of Hampton, Virginia, was fired from his job because he clicked Like on the page of Jim Adams, who was running for election to the post of sheriff against Carter’s incumbent boss BJ Roberts. After Roberts won the election and retained his job, he fired Carter. Carter sued on the grounds of his constitutional rights to free speech, but the judge in the case disagreed with him.
The federal judge said, “It is the Court’s conclusion that merely “liking” a Facebook page is insufficient to merit constitutional protection. In cases where courts have found that constitutional speech protections extended to Facebook posts, actual statements existed within the record.”
Every time you walk into a supermarket, there are any number of cameras filming your movements. You are not informed about these cameras – you are expected to know they are there; expected to accept their presence without knowing what will happen to the data they capture.
What if, each time you walk into the shop, you are confronted on entry by a lawyer who asks you to complete a waiver form allowing the shop to film you. Most likely, you would go to another shop. But what if every shop was doing the same thing?
If your website or your brand is designed by a freelancer or an agency, the copyright is automatically owned by the creator, not you the client.
Posting a series of updates on its Twitter account (@YourAnonNews), the group taunted the Justice Department, Universal Music, the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America as all their websites crashed.
The majority of internet users have perhaps by now heard the term SOPA. They may have even heard of PIP – because today many global web brands have blacked out their sites to protest against these proposed pieces of US legislation.
Journalists in the UK have described the bills going through the US Congress as local legislation for America, and perhaps millions of ordinary people are dismissing the growing protest as a geek-fest or something that really doesn’t affect their daily lives. After all, if millions of people don’t vote because they don’t think anything ever changes, why should they care about a bill that is designed to target piracy? The internet will still carry on, right?
An ex-employee of mobile specialist PhoneDog in the US is being sued over his Twitter account. Noah Kravitz worked as a reviewer and blogger for PhoneDog for four years, during which time his @phonedog_noah Twitter account achieved 17,000 followers.
When he left the company earlier this year, he changed the name of his account to @noahkravitz and carried on tweeting as normal, but PhoneDog has filed a suit against him, saying the Twitter account and its 17,000 followers belong to them.
Is your website owned by somebody else?
Many small traders spend a lot of time and money building up their websites without realising everything could be taken away from them on the whim of a designer or a programmer who may claim ownership in the brand, or the site, or the software that runs the site.