The California Court of Appeal has ruled that an Internet message board is a public forum and that a posting critical of a publicly traded company or its management practices is of public interest and cannot be censored. The lawsuit concerned alleged defamatory statements posted on an Internet message board. (National Technical Systems, Inc., v. Schoneman, California Court of Appeal, No. B162794, 2004)
Varying state data breach notification laws make it difficult for companies to navigate the legal landscape in the event of a security incident.
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