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Age of Smartphones

Employment in The Age of Smartphones – If My Boss Emails Me When I’m Not At Work Do I Have to Reply?

In this day and age, almost everyone has some sort of a phone, whether it is an old flip phone or a smart phone.  But, surveys show that while many people have Smartphones and cell phones, more and more people are doing less and less work… at work!  In fact, studies show that 20% of an employee’s time at work is wasted doing things like surfing the web, playing games, being on social media accounts, even talking to friends – all while on the clock.  If you use a phone while on the clock or you are an employer that has noticed some or a lot of your workers failing to finish projects or lack of productivity, there are a few things you might want to ask yourself, alternatively, if you are an employee and you think what you do on your phone is your business, here are also a few things you need to think about when at work and using a Smartphone.

How Are Medical Apps Regulated?

Like thousands of other mobile software applications, medical apps are gaining in popularity for their ease of use and the valuable information they offer consumers. Medical apps were developed with a number of benefits in mind, including aiding doctors in diagnosing patients without the need to perform examinations, as well as helping patients in better management of their chronic health conditions. This convenience has made medical apps a favorite among users of mobile devices. However, their growing widespread usage has also raised questions about the need for medical apps to be regulated by the federal government. How much medical regulation and compliance should there be for medical applications, especially if doctors are diagnosing without actual medical examinations, and how should other medical apps be regulated?

Ethical Online Advertising and Web Design for Lawyers in NJ

The New Jersey Bar Association governs how a law firm or an attorney conducts themselves when engaging in advertising or when they are communicating via online media such as the Internet or websites. Since an attorney website is basically considered to be a form of communication or a means of advertising they are subject to being regulated by the bar’s rules. Each state may have its own set of rules regarding the handling of websites or advertisements by attorneys; and it is essential that an attorney abide by the rules and guidelines set in their individual state. In many cases, an attorney hires a third party to develop their professional website and therefore some of the guidelines can get overlooked. In these cases, an attorney can face disciplinary actions or sanctions if the rules set by the bar are violated whether knowingly or unknowingly.

What is CISPA

CISPA: Good or Evil

CISPA is a controversial bill aimed at providing cyber security which recently passed in the House. There are many different viewpoints about CISPA and opinions are varied across the board. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is designed to enhance national security. But some believe that the bill will not only make it easier to share electronic information between a private company and governmental agencies while others feel like it gets way too close to making it too easy for our personal and private information to be shared. Is it something that the average Joe needs to be worried about?

Laws that Govern the Internet

Internet Law
Internet Law

Most individuals spend multiple hours every day on the Internet. Some use it primarily for entertainment or socialization, while others use the World Wide Web for work purposes; and still others are eagerly pursuing an education or seeking valuable and reliable information. For the most part there is not always a lot of thought given to the fact that there are many different types of laws which are in place to govern the Internet and its use.