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The ‘Employer Big Brother’ and Social Media Privacy in the Workplace: Examining the Regulatory Challenges in China

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Large eye with text: Privacy Week, November 13-17, 2017

Dr. Mimi Zou is Edwards Fellow in Chinese Law at Columbia Law School. Dr. Zou will present a talk based on her forthcoming article, "The ‘Employer Big Brother’ and Social Media Privacy in the Workplace: Examining the Regulatory Challenges in China."

Although many popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are blocked in China, platforms such as Weixin (WeChat), QQ, and Weibo are becoming increasingly popular. What new economic risks does this pose for workers whose employers and prospective employers may be monitoring their social media communications. What laws are in place to protect workers, and how have recent cases fared in the courts? 

In this talk, Dr. Mimi Zou will explore privacy and data protection laws in China and their impact on employer access to employees' social media communications.

This event is part of Privacy Week. Hosted by GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, Privacy Week, running November 13-17, is a series of talks, workshops, and panels that explore privacy in the digital age. Open to the GW community and the general public, the events focus on responding to cyber violence, surveillance, data collection and dissemination, and secure and encrypted technologies. Featuring the GW Law International Human Rights Clinic, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Type: 
Public
Event Format: 
Lecture
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