U.S. Supreme Court requires warrant for GPS tracking.

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited ruling on the use of GPS tracking by law enforcement.  The Court concluded that in most instances a search warrant is required.  Stay tuned for a longer post analyzing this decision in a few days.

Should Employees Be Allowed to Use Their Own Electronic Devices for Work?

There is a constant tug of war in some industries between employees who want to decide for themselves what electronic devices to use for their work, and employers that are uncertain whether allowing such an option would be good for the employer.  The use by employees of their own personal electronic devices, such as PCs, […]

Ms. Myer spoke at the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 21, 2011

Ms. Myer spoke regarding changes in the law of restrictive covenants, copyright and other recent changes in the law pertaining to technology at the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute on October 21, 2011.

It’s Time for Employers to Update (or Adopt) Their Social Media Policies

Several years ago, I published an article in the Georgia Bar Journal regarding company blogging policies.  The article can be found here, at page 34:  http://gabar.org/public/pdf/GBJ/feb07.pdf When the article was published, the practice of blogging was still relatively new.  Businesses were still deciding whether to allow their employees to blog about company matters, and if […]

Exceeding Authorized Use of Company’s Computer Network May Violate Federal Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (based in California) recently issued an important ruling regarding the effects of an employee’s use of a company’s computer network beyond the scope authorized by the employer.  This ruling follows similar rulings that were issued by U.S. Courts of Appeals in 2010 here in the Eleventh […]

Using Smart Phones in the Age of Electronic Discovery

In the days before the use of computers to store documents and the use of email to communicate became a way of life, conducting “discovery” – information gathering – during a lawsuit was fairly straightforward.  A written request would be made for documents fitting a certain description; and junior attorneys and paralegals would sit in […]