Personal Data Collection Is Getting Trickier

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

October 7, 2015

On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“EU”) issued a judgment declaring that the United States Safe Harbor Decision is invalid. That Decision had been rendered by the EU Data Protection Commission (“Commission”) and permitted, among other things, personal information about European private citizens that was collected by an EU location of a social media site to be sent to servers in the United States. Continue reading

Beware – Price Fixing by Algorithms

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

So, you’ve designed a great looking poster.  Posters are sold all over Twitter and other social media sites, and now you’ve been lucky enough to land a space in Amazon Marketplace. You’re not the only one selling posters, of course.  Some even resemble yours.  Great minds think alike, after all.  So, how do you know what price to advertise?  Prices are constantly changing and being discounted on Amazon. Overpricing on a sensitive item like posters can make you dead in the water.  Yet, you need to cover your costs and make a living.

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Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife

 

Kristina L. M. Wildman

Kristina L. M. Wildman

Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new features allow a user to make decisions regarding how the account will be managed after their death. As with many of the options for maintaining or cleaning up your online presence after your death, Facebook users must take steps during their lifetime in order to take advantage of these new features. Continue reading

Social Media Start-Up Capital: Don’t Try a Ponzi Scheme

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

You’ve got the perfect idea for a social media site, but how do you attract a critical mass of members to launch it? Your credit cards are maxed out and your friends and family are tapped too. Can you attract members by offering to pay cash incentives for recruiting other members, who in turn recruit other members and then others (known as “downline recruits”)? Continue reading

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Social Media and Digital Assets in M&A Transactions

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

Wait! Don’t skip these articles thinking that social media doesn’t affect you. Social media has invaded our lives, with only a Rip Van Winkle being immune (maybe). Some may scoff and others may cringe. The well initiated may laugh that the social media landscape,  Continue reading