Social Media Risks

“Let me ask you this: what would you do, what could you do, if an employee, competitor or customer, hell-bent on destroying you, your company, or client decided to blast you on every conceivable social media platform available? Trust me, it’s already happening. I call them ‘smackers,’ shorthand for social media hackers.”

In addition: “A company that digs too deeply into someone’s personal social media activities can expose itself to privacy violation claims, being accused of something like cyber stalking….. a company that relies on information obtained from social media sites to make decisions in the hiring process, or uses it to manage its employees on a post-hire basis, can set itself up for breach-of-privacy type claims.”

These are excerpts from an article on social media risks written by a friend and colleague, Don Phin of "HR That Works". Don has helped many businesses avoid litigation with his guidance.  

The article brings to light many issues I think every business person needs to understand and address with emerging media in order to not be derailed by our legal system.

I think it best you read the article for yourself.  This is not an affiliate link; there is nothing to buy or sign up for.  It’s pure information. Here is the link to read the article: Social Media Risks Report .

Let me know what you think.


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