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Not Even Bots Are Safe From California Law Makers

In October 2018, California passed the Bolstering Online Transparency Act (BOT Act), which prohibits online bots from hiding their identities in order to appear as a human user. The human-like persona is used to deceive California residents about matters involving sales and political elections.

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Tips for Staying Ethical When Using Social Media in Legal Practice

Social media has revolutionized the world we live in today both in the personal and professional spheres. Many lawyers and law firms use social media for business purposes such as advertising services to attract new clients, networking with other legal professionals, sharing compelling legal news, and communicating with clients. While social media is an acceptable business tool, lawyers must consider their ethical duties before using social media in both personal and professional contexts.
 

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U.S. Courts Rule on Cellphone, Social Media Privacy

On June 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police usually need a search warrant before trying to track a person’s movements using cellphone data, even though the data is in the hands of a third party. In a 5-4 decision in Carpenter v. United States, the court upheld an apparent widening of privacy rights in the digital age.

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