California Adopts Safeguards for Employee and Student Social Media Accounts


Will other States follow suit and enact similar restrictions on accessing social media account information?

Dallas (I-Newswire) November 14, 2012 - The California Legislature recently passed two new laws, which may restrict employers' (Assembly Bill 1844) and educators' (Senate Bill 1349) access to the social media accounts of employees. With certain exceptions, the bills limit employers from asking employees for social media account information and limit post-secondary schools from asking similar information from students.

Will other State's follow suit and adopt similar restrictions? "It will be interesting to see whether this legislation starts a trend with other States," explains intellectual property lawyer, Darin M. Klemchuk, partner at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP. "Questions still exist as to the definition of 'social media' and as to whether an account is personal, work-related, or a mix of both. The laws certainly raise interesting issues about the work-place dynamic."

About Darin Klemchuk:
Darin Klemchuk is co-founder and managing partner of Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, a Dallas-based IP boutique law firm that offers comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights. To contact Mr. Klemchuk, email him at darin.klemchuk@kk-llp.com

About Klemchuk Kubasta LLP:
Based in Dallas, Texas, Klemchuk Kubasta LLP is an IP boutique law firm that offers comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. The firm also provides legal services relating to domain names, e-commerce, privacy policies, social media, Internet law, commercial and business litigation, technology transactions, and international business & trade. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.kk-llp.com.






About Klemchuk Kubasta LLP

Based in Dallas, Texas, Klemchuk Kubasta LLP is an IP boutique law firm that offers comprehensive in   More..tellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. The firm also provides legal services relating to domain names, e-commerce, privacy policies, social media, Internet law, commercial and business litigation, technology transactions, and international business & trade. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.kk-llp.com.Less..

Contact Information

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP
Jennifer Bergman
8150 North Central Expressway
10th Floor
75206
Phone : 214-367-6000

Published in:

Legal / Law > Law Technology

Published On:

November 14, 2012

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.


Related Releases

'Nuisance' Introductory Tenant Escapes Eviction
In a stern reminder to local authorities that even introductory tenants have rights, a council has suffered costly defeat in its legal campaign to evict an alleged nuisance tenant who had mental health problems and whose ability to read and write was

Gardere Names Five New Partners in Dallas, Houston
Scott Ellis, Jason Fulmer, Jessica Glatzer Mason, Audrey Momanaee and James Scott named as partners at the Texas law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell.

Andrew P. Lehman, J.D., CFLA Founder, Offers Litigation Services and Mortgage Securitization Classes
Andrew P. Lehman J.D., CFLA CEO announces mortgage securitization auditor certification classes, expert witness testimony, forensic loan audits and litigation packages.

Gamm Legal Services LLC Announces 24 Customer Service
People who get into debt and need a good Bankruptcy Lawyer find it hard to find one. However, Gamm Legal Services LLC just changed that.

Court Considers Leasehold Interests In Empty Air Space
In a case which involved an interesting analysis of leasehold interests in empty air space, the High Court has stymied a developer's controversial plans to build flats above two garage blocks, many of the tenants of which objected to the proposals.