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Company Violated Federal Law by Accessing Employee’s Invitation-Only MySpace Chat Group Without Authorization.

In an unpublished opinion, a federal district court in New Jersey has upheld a jury verdict in which a company was found liable for violating the federal Stored Communications Act (SCA). The violation occurred when the company’s managers intentionally accessed a “chat group” on an employee’s MySpace account without having received authorization from the MySpace member to join the group. Further, the court upheld the jury’s finding of malicious conduct, which supported an award of punitive damages.

Bill to Provide Victims of Identity Theft with Additional Remedies.

A bill (S2175) concerning victims of identity theft was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2009. The bill would provide victims of identity theft with additional remedies of reasonable attorneys’ fees, expenses and other litigation costs associated with the following: (1) clearing an identity theft victim’s credit history or credit rating; and (2) satisfying any debt, lien, or other obligation the victim incurred as a result of the defendant's actions.

Proposed Regulations Issued to Implement the New Jersey Identity Theft Prevention Act.

In response to the growing problems of identity theft, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has published proposed regulations implementing provisions of the New Jersey Identify Theft Prevention Act (ITPA), N.J.S.A. 56:11-44.

Employee Desk Search Not an Invasion of Privacy.

An employee was terminated for violation of the company firearms policy after a pellet gun and ammunition were found in his locked desk.
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