Social Media Password Ownership And The Workplace

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 12:39 PM EST) -- The trial court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently concluded a fascinating bench trial. No decision has been rendered yet. But the case raises many interesting issues regarding social media and the workplace, with which privacy and employment professionals continue to grapple.

The plaintiff, Linda Eagle, is the former president of a banking education company that was purchased by another company in 2011. Shortly after the acquisition, the company terminated her. Upon her termination, the company had her LinkedIn account password, which it used to...
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