Elements of an Effective Social Media Policy

Elements of an Effective Social Media Policy

legal By: Nancy Flynn

If you're concerned about the legal risks of your employees' use of social media, a formal policy can help establish some guidelines. These tips lay out what such a policy should cover.

Has your organization taken steps to mitigate risks triggered by employees' business—and personal—social networking? Sixty-one percent of companies have policies governing the exposure of company secrets, financial data, and gossip on business and personal social media sites. Another 46 percent have policies restricting use of personal social media at work, according to American Management Association/ePolicy Institute research....