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Institute of Privacy Protection conference

Seton Hall Law Features Experts in Privacy Protection and Social Media

From University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law:

Companies that prohibit their employees from discussing working conditions on social media could be in violation of the law. In a Nov. 3, 2017, panel discussion, Brandeis Law Professor Ariana Levinson demonstrated how companies could draft social media policies lawfully.

The panel was part of a conference hosted by Seton Hall University School of Law's Institute for Privacy Protection.

Levinson participated in a panel called “Social Media Regulation by the National Labor Relations Board." The name of the inaugural conference was “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation.”

Also on the panel were Judge Jeffery P. Gardner of the National Labor Relations Board; Professor Christine O’Brien of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; and Orrie Dinstein, global chief privacy officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.

Levinson's research focuses on labor and employment law issues.Ariana Levinson

From The Brown and White:

From brick cell phones in ’90s sitcoms to the new face-detecting feature on the iPhone X, the norm for communication is constantly evolving. But with these advancements comes privacy concerns for users across the globe.

On Nov. 6, Lehigh students and faculty attended the fall Data X symposium, which addressed concerns regarding internet privacy and the prevalence of social media addiction today.

Sarah Waldeck, a professor at Seton Hall Law, said oversharing information is unnecessary. For teenagers, knowing what exactly your friend had for dinner may seem normal, but to other generations, the easy availability of this information can seem strange.

“The thing that interests me is how much information there is and how little of it actually matters,” Waldeck said. ”I don’t even care where my own kids ate. I don’t need the photographic play-by-play of how it went down.”

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