San Francisco Bar Offers Social Networking Seminar For Employers

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 01:00

On Thursday, September 23, the Bar Association of San Francisco will discuss Social Networking and the Employer - Due Diligence, Unnecessary Peril, and Just New Technology Destroying Traditional Privacy and Job/Home Boundaries - in a brown bag luncheon.

It will run from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street in San Francisco. A webcast version will also be made available.

John Rea, ex-general counsel of the California Labor Agency, will moderate the discussion with speakers Deborah Martin, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, and Kristen Garcia Dumont, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, speaking. They will discuss the employer's dilemma (Can we look? Should we look? Do we have to look?); the tension between traditional rules of privacy and the bright line between work and off-duty time; recent e-mail developments and how social media differs when applying standards for e-discovery, privacy expectations, and who has what data; departing employees and trade secret restrictions; and whistleblower and First Amendment protections.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

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