The Delaware General Assembly has passed 4 bills that comprise an Internet safety and privacy initiative by the Delaware Attorney General and Legislature. The bills cover an array of items and are ready for signature by the Governor. In a press release on the state’s website, it is stated that: “The bills prevent educational software … More Delaware Passes Internet Privacy & Security Package.
Louisiana has joined the list of states that has enacted a campus sexual assault Act. The Act was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal and is currently effective. The Act requires that Louisiana public colleges/universities do the following: Conduct and distribute/publish an annual campus sexual assault climate survey; Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding … More Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Campus Sexual Assault Law.
The University of Michigan today released the findings and data of a campus sexual misconduct climate survey that it conducted. It will take some time to review this document and the included data. But, upon a quick review of the executive summary it is unlikely that the results of this survey will quell the dispute … More The University of Michigan Releases Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey.
The other day the Washington Post wrote a follow-up article about its campus sexual assault poll. The focus of the article was the debate about the poll’s findings about the rate of campus sexual assaults. The article noted that its 1 in 5 finding was subject to criticism as being constructed in a manner that … More The Debate About Campus Sexual Assault Statistics Continues.
A word of warning to social media trolls, use of an anonymous user/profile name may not shield you from legal action. In a recently issued decision the Illinois Supreme Court upheld two lower courts’ decisions calling for the disclosure of the identity of a person who anonymously posted potentially defamatory statements to the comments section … More Illinois High Court Rules Social Media User’s Identity Must Be Disclosed.
The New York Bar Association is revising its Social Media Ethics Guidelines. The revisions to the guidelines address the following issues pertaining to members of the Bar and their use of social media: (1) Attorney Competence; (2) Attorney Advertising; (3) Furnishing of Legal Advice Through Social Media; (4) Review and Use of Evidence from Social … More New York Bar Association is Revising its Social Media Ethics Guidelines.
Once again, the recurring debate about the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses has been renewed. The Washington Post recently conducted a survey/poll and found that approximately 1 in 5 respondents reported that they had been the victims of sexual assault. This result appeared to give support to the commonly cited, and oft criticized, … More Why the fixation on the actual rate of campus sexual assaults?