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Workplace Data Security Vulnerabilities: How to Legally Monitor Employee Activities to Protect Your Data and Brand

Workplace Data Security Vulnerabilities: How to Legally Monitor Employee Activities to Protect Your Data and Brand

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Workplace Data Security Vulnerabilities: How to Legally Monitor Employee Activities to Protect Your Data and Brand

Live Webinar: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to avoid the most urgent data privacy-related legal pitfalls concerning BYOD, social media usage, employee communications, and more.


We live in a data-driven world of emails, text messages, and videos, where both employees and employers are leveraging technology both in and out of the workplace to maximize collaboration and efficiency. The line between on-duty conduct and off-duty conduct is constantly becoming more blurred.

And, the continued reach of social media into all aspects of our lives has only magnified that further. From posting not-always work appropriate photos on Instagram to spouting off political opinions on Twitter, everyone who has a mobile phone can now be a journalist or a spokesperson.

These days more employers are allowing employees to communicate with each other using their own personal devices and methods of “offline communications” such as texting, personal email and social media, but at what cost? 

On the one hand, businesses have a vested interest in making sure that they’re properly safeguarding proprietary and confidential data and on the other, employees have privacy rights, too. If an employer oversteps with its electronic monitoring practices or in taking possession of a personal device, it risks liability for violations under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, (ECPA), the Stored Communications Act (SCA), or other federal or state laws.

Balancing an employee's right to privacy with the employer’s need to run its business can be challenging. With the rapid surge in the use of technology and social media in the workplace, the stakes in the workplace privacy arena are becoming even higher for employers.

Join us on July 23 for an all-new webinar led by a skilled employment attorney who will provide an update on what every employer needs to know regarding hot issues in workplace privacy, so you can protect your organization’s data and your company brand without interfering with employees’ rights. 

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Examples of federal and state laws that bar employers from unauthorized access or electronic communications monitoring
  • How ECPA and SCA violations most frequently occur as the result of electronic monitoring in the workplace
  • The pros and cons of allowing BYOD—and the legal ramifications of both
  • How to ensure that your data security expectations are being met when BYOD is permitted, including the rights an employer can retain when a BYOD policy is in effect
  • When it may violate the SCA for an employer to access an employee’s non-work-web-based emails sent or received via company equipment
  • How to avoid liability under the growing number of state “social media privacy” laws
  • And more!

Register now to secure your seat to this all-new webinar featuring live Q&A!

About Your Presenter

Anthony GuzmanAnthony Guzman, Esq. 
Fisher Phillips LLP

Anthony Guzman is an associate in the San Francisco office of Fisher Phillips LLP and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, School of Law. His practice focuses on representing employers in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour class and collective actions, and trade secret disputes. He has successfully argued in both state and federal court, as well as before state agencies such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

As a former plaintiff-side attorney, Guzman brings a unique perspective that allows him to understand, anticipate, and circumvent common strategies used to blind-side employers. As a result, Anthony has become adept at analyzing complex, and often emotionally charged, disputes and working with clients to develop key strategies and successful arguments that further the client’s goals.