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The MSBA's Computer and Technology Law Section Annual Meeting and CLE


"(Face)Booking Trouble: The Many Perils of Employee Screening Through Social Media"

Ripped from the headlines: Across the country, job applicants are reporting that employers are demanding the login and password to their Facebook accounts to find out if there are incriminating posts or photos that might not be visible to the general public. The recent controversy about these employers' demands for access to candidates' social media accounts raised significant concerns about privacy and ethics. This CLE will explore the complex web of federal and state laws that govern this practice, including fair labor standards, computer hacking, terms of service contracts, privacy, and more. Mr. Kwong will also discuss how laws currently on the books regulate what information can be sought and what effects proposed laws would have on job seekers and employers alike.


Justin Kwong  is an attorney in Minneapolis who has taught the Social Networks and Virtual Worlds seminar at William Mitchell College of Law since 2009. He published an article about the laws of virtual items in the 2011 volume of the William Mitchell Law Review and has provided quotes and background information for local and national news organizations, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Wall Street Journal, and WCCO-TV. He is currently practicing tax defense with the law firm Dennison Tax Law.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 167260


2012-2013 Section Council Elections:


The 2012-2013 slate of Officers and Council members for the Computer & Technology Law Section as recommended and nominated by the Elections Committee is available here. Please either vote for the slate in its entirety or, alternatively, vote for your choice of candidates or write-in the name of other candidates on the lines provided.  Please bring your completed ballot to the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.  If you will not be attending the Annual Meeting, please follow the ballot instructions below.

Ballot instructions for those NOT attending the Annual Meeting:

Place scan and email your ballot to Tram Nguyen at or fax it to her attention at 612-333-4927.  If you wish to send a secret ballot, place your ballot into an unmarked envelope and place it into another envelope addressed to Tram Nguyen c/o MSBA, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 by Monday, May 21, 2012.  



Date:   Tuesday, May 22, 2012

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Social Hour
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Annual Meeting
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - CLE Program

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (but not members of the Computer & Technology Law Section):  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00
Law Students:  Free
Join the Section and attend for FREE (section membership good through June 30, 2013):  $30.00

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when you register or contact Tram Nguyen before May 21, 2012. Instructions on how to access the teleconference will be emailed on March 21, 2012.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336