It is recommended that an organization implement policies and procedures that minimize the legal risks associated with using social media. This includes training protocols to educate volunteers and employees on these risks.
You may be familiar with social networking sites that provide individuals with opportunities to create a personal profile and ways to interact with each other online. Some of these sites include MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Twitter and Bebo, to name a few. The Privacy Commissioner has created a document you may not be aware of that discusses privacy implications for employees who use social networking in the workplace.
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