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Social Media and Privacy ARTICLES

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Now What Did Facebook Do to the Internet? The Invalidation of the US Safe Harbor Agreement

By: Mark Damiano

In Schrems the Court of Justice annulled the Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision regarding the transfer of personal data between the US and the EU. This judgment not only led to public re actions within the US but raised the question as to how companies should react in the immediate term to the absence of a legal framework to data transfer. In this context the adoption of some form of self-remedial actions, as model contract clauses or binding corporate rules, seems crucial. The currently negotiated new framework for transatlantic data flows, the EU-US Privacy Shield, could remedy the situation. However, critics perceive it merely as a relabeled Safe Harbor Agreement without enhanced data protection

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White Paper: Mitigating the Business Risks of Social Media

By: Paul Rubell

Social media is rapidly emerging as an effective means for businesses to engage their customers. Through the use of social media, customers can be made to feel and behave like part of a company’s brand and culture. The benefits of this viral marketing may directly impact a company’s bottom line. However, there are potential pitfalls that may […]

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Long Island Business News: Activity spike may have caused temporary opt out Facebook bans

By: Paul Rubell

April 20, 2016

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Newsday: Rubell: Google’s compiling a file on you

By: Paul Rubell

March 12, 2012 At the beginning of the month, Google implemented a new “privacy” policy that dramatically decreased your privacy while significantly increasing what the search engine giant knows about you. This sweeping act has demolished the thin protective wall previously offered by individual privacy policies.

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Social Media at Work Raises Issues of Account Ownership

By: Pedram Tabibi and Michael H. Masri

The continuing growth and business integration of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ signifies that social media is entering all aspects of everyday life. Businesses, for one, increasingly rely on social media to promote their brand, advertise products, and connect with clients and potential clients. In fact, 2012 will mark the first time that online advertising spending will surpass print advertising spending in total dollars.

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