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Law of Social Networks

Law of Social Networks

The seminar covers the application of privacy law, criminal law, legal ethics, employment law, school law, First Amendment law, defamation law, evidence law, intellectual property law, cyberlaw, and other precedents to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube.

It deals with internet privacy, medical privacy and Constitutional privacy, including issues of how digital information is collected about people and how third parties (such as employers, insurers, police and courts) use that information.

Conference on Internet Privacy, Social Networks and Data Aggregation

Conference on Internet Privacy, Social Networks and Data Aggregation

How many things did you reveal about yourself online today? Your opinion of a colleague? Your credit card number? Your photos from last night? These activities are all common ones, but where does the information we post—even on what seem to be the most private or friendly of forums—truly go?

In the wake of President Obama’s proposal for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights for the Digital Age, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law presented a national conference on Internet Privacy, Social Networks and Data Aggregation.The audience heard  from leaders in the field who discussed how social networks blur the lines between socializing and advertising, how data is collected and used, what legal remedies have been most effective and what the future holds for consumers, companies and the courts.

Conference Materials

Social Networking Right to Privacy in the Workplace Amendment

Social Networking Right to Privacy in the Workplace Amendment

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn came to IIT’s Main Campus on Wednesday, August 1 to sign House Bill 3782, which makes it illegal for employers to request an employee or potential employee’s social media account information, a recent trend among some employers.  Illinois is the second state to enact such a law.

Quinn was introduced by IIT Chicago-Kent 2nd year student Helen Kim, who is working on issues involving the social and legal impacts of social networks.

The governor was also joined by IIT Chicago-Kent Distinguished Professor of Law Lori Andrews, who teaches The Law of Social Networks (LAW 907) at Chicago-Kent and in 2012 published I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy.

“Think of all the things you may have put on your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. People have actually been fired because of things they ‘liked’ on Facebook.”

The bill was sponsored and shepherded through the legislature by State Senator Christine Radogno of Lemont and State Representative LaShawn Ford of Chicago, who also spoke at the signing event.

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reposted from IIT Today