Law2sm’s Recap 6/01/15 – Interesting Stories Related to Cyber-bullying

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Welcome to our monthly recap of interesting stories relating to Cyber-bullying. These stories cover many issues including: bullying bill discarded; revenge porn bill now law; Nevada’s anti-bullying law; Stand Up, Stand Proud anti-bullying campaign; cyber-harassment case awards $4.8 million in damages; cyber-bullying insurance options; Reddit announces anti-harassment policy; Safebook for Facebook; tips for keeping teens safe on social media; self-bullying online new phenomenon; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention these past few months. We originally send them out through our twitter account @l2cyberbullying, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a recap. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting. Just share in the comments below.

 

Law2sm’s Monthly Recap 6/01/15 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

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Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law. This month recap’s stories cover many issues including: streaming apps & copyrights; social media & burglary; UNICEF crowdsources healthtech apps; employee-employer social media conflicts; revenge porn bill is now law; Internet troll convictions soar; why robots will always need us; Facebook in trouble with EU; Snapchat selfies; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2sm, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap. The links will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this time around. Just share in the comments below. Have a great week!

  • Aspects of Private Social Media Groups May Be Protectable Under Illinois Trade Secret Law ‪http://ow.ly/NGzL1 
  • VA May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords ‪http://ow.ly/Mnm6V 

 

TAG: Social Media in Health 2015

Panelists from the TAG Health event.
Panelists from the TAG Health event.

The Technology Association of Georgia (http://www.tagonline.org) sections on Health and Social co-presented a panel of key stakeholders in the health industry regarding the current and future use of social media to engage with patients. Entitled “Social Media in Health: Connecting, Collecting and Collaborating” it was held at the Centergy Building in Atlanta on May 14, 2015. Their promo for the panel read as follows:

Health consumer behavior is changing and consumers are engaging with social media platforms and tools in widely different ways. The means by which individuals seek, digest, and trust information makes it more critical than ever for health-related organizations to understand the right ways to engage with their audiences. This includes reaching specific population segments, and defending against misinformation and dissatisfied customers.

 Four panelists presented their views in a discussion full of insight, lessons learned, social experiments, and an emphasis on “purposeful use” of patient data that is collected and acted upon. All this with a twist of humor sprinkled throughout that kept the conversation lively and interesting. The four panelists included:

Although lasting just about an hour, a lot of information was shared. Below I list some of the highlights, but there was much more than I can recap here.

  • Social media is being used for a variety of reasons by health organizations including: brand recognition, patient engagement, patient acquisition, patient care management, patient behavior change, preventative care, and issues of public health awareness.
  • The main social media platform they all use is Facebook. KP uses Twitter and has found that Pinterest works well of women’s health concerns.
  • You need a strategic vision and sufficient resources to maintain the social media channel over time.
  • Using social media for preventative care is key as the economic model of healthcare has changed from reimbursement based on service provided to the patient to reimbursement based on patient outcome. For example, if a patient is readmitted within 30 days for the same issue, there is an economic penalty to the health organization.
  • The core digital strategy when using social media is personalization of the message for the individual patient.
  • KP will experiment with an online forum called “The Doctor ‘s In” where physicians will moderate conversations for patients who suffer form particular illnesses as a way to ensure the quality of the information the patient is receiving and to monitor the issue sand concerns the patients are having.
  • KP is also experimenting with geofencing conducting a pilot program in California. The example given was that if a KP member goes to a Church’s Chicken, the geofence will be triggered and the KP member will receive a message on their smartphone suggesting the chicken salad instead of the fried chicken basket.
  • Another panelists suggested that sounds great from a preventive perspective (helps lower the patient’s cholesterol, etc.) but did voice a concern of what happens when that information is tied to an increase in insurance premiums?
  • One of the panelists brought up a specific request a physician gave him “find me a technology that will change habits.”
  • Other technology mentioned was the use of digital patient coaches to push specific information to patients at specific times – avatars that monitor the patient and give “advice” and “guidance.”
  • Gamification was brought up as a response to how to incentive people in regards to certain health concerns – like childhood obesity. Budget to spend on the campaign was another.
  • HIPPA, security and data privacy are all concerns – and with mobile, more now than ever.

As you can see the conversation was broad and touched on a number of different topics, although wearable technology (like the Fit Bit, etc.) was not brought up. I can easily see some privacy and legal concerns as health care providers look at the wearable technology and other Internet of Things applications and start having them communicate with the health organizations. What unintended consequences will that bring? If so many of our medical decisions are being made by HMO’s today, will they next be made by the technology itself? Where does that leave our own autonomy regarding our health and our bodies? Health tech, e-health, digital health – these are all umbrella concepts attempting to label the intersection of health care and technology. One message I left with is that this is just the tip of the iceberg and we need to keep watching and monitoring where all of this is going.

 

 

 

 

 

Law2sm’s Monthly Recap 5/01/15 – Stories Relating to Social Media & the Law

MP900321176Welcome to our monthly recap of stories relating to Social Media and the Law. This month recap’s stories cover many issues including: social media accounts as part of bankruptcy estate; new Montana law protects employees’ social media accounts; judge’s Facebook post triggers mistrial; Coast Guard releases new 2015 social media handbook; FTC social media requirements; vetting employees via social media; getting divorced in the Facebook era; and more.

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this month. We originally send them out through our twitter account @law2sm, so follow us to get them as we find them. But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap. The links will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others. Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this time around. Just share in the comments below. Have a great week!

Understanding the “Digital Risks” of Doing Business in Today’s Socially-Connected, Online World

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Yesterday I participated in a conversation with my good friend (and colleague) Eric Cook of WSI Consulting.  In full disclosure, Eric and I have started a new partnership “Digital Risk and Compliance Partners” (DigitalRCP). The topic was “Understanding the “Digital Risks” of Doing Business in Today’s Socially-Connected, Online World” and I outlined 7 specific risks we all need to be aware of – some may have seemed obvious, but others came as a surprise for a few participants.

You can access the recording of the webinar on Eric’s Free Webinar Wednesday Website. Enjoy and join the conversation – what digital risks are you experiencing with your business?

 

Webinar Description:

Chances are your business has a website, a Facebook page and may even be using Twitter or encouraging employees to engage and connect on LinkedIn. Chances are these same employees are using their own mobile devices to use social media for personal use, but if they have access to business information (like company email, account information or even confidential client details) they may be un-knowingly putting your business at risk. And what about when someone applies for a job at your company? Do you go out and “check ’em out” on social media to see what they really are like before you grant an interview?

Let’s face it, doing business “digitally” these days is not something that can be ignored, but it’s a good idea to take a step back and understand what some of the risks are in this always-connected, socially-networked world. With us this week to lead the conversation about this very issue will be Deborah Gonzalez, Esq., founder of Law2sm, LLC, a legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients navigate the legal and security issues relating to the new digital and social media world. She is also the co-founder of DitigalRCP, the creators of the Digital Risk Assessment™ tool that assists a company to ensure that their online activity is in line with state laws, federal laws, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, she’s the author of Managing Online Risk, a book focused on helping readers understand the risks of apps, mobile devices and social media security.

Whether you’re a business owner yourself or a consultant that serves clients with digital services, this is a show that you’ll want to attend to help gain a better understanding of where risks may exist. You can then devise a plan to mitigate the risks and ensure that you’re prepared.