Seyfarth Events

Employee Social Networking: Protecting Your Trade Secrets In Social Media


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

In Seyfarth’s second installment of its 2014 Trade Secrets Webinar series, on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, Seyfarth attorneys will address the relationship between trade secrets and social media.  The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:

  • Defining and understanding trade secrets in social media, including a deeper dive into how courts are interpreting ownership of and whether social media sites constitute property and preventing trade secret misappropriation or distribution through social media channels.
  • Discussing the National Labor Relations Board’s treatment of employer social media policies, whether it applies to you, and what steps should be taken to avoid potential penalties for violating NLRB policy.
  • Analyzing judicial treatment of ownership of social media handles, pages, and accounts and how developing internal company policy and/or contracts can obviate expensive litigation.
  • Discussion and analysis of recent employee privacy legislation, including discussion of the Trade Secrets Clarification Act, and how it may impact policies dictating mandatory turnover of social networking passwords and employee privacy concerns.

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*CLE: CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL and NY. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.