Facebook “Like” is Constitutionally Protected Speech

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the simple act of clicking the “Like” button on a Facebook page is Constitutionally protected speech. Ruling on Bland v. Roberts, the Appellate judges overturned a district court ruling that found the mere act of Liking a Facebook page was not “speaking out” in an expressive […]

New Social Media Privacy Law Has Wide-Ranging Possible Consequences

Following the lead of states like California, Illinois, and Maryland, New Jersey has become another state to pass legislation aimed at protecting employees from privacy concerns in the social media arena.  Particularly, the New Jersey bill, recently passed by its Senate, would prohibit an employer from (1) requiring a current or prospective employee to provide […]