Comply Socially

Training people about what the legal issues are and how to handle them is a much more effective way to both prevent problems and get social media to work for your company.

Why Policies Don’t Work

There are two main reasons to have employment policies: to educate and to manage risk. The trouble is that policies don’t do either.

Not Data, Evidence

On August 12, 2013, in Big Data, Engagement, Heather Bussing, Social Media Policy, Social Software, by Heather Bussing
Almost everything we do leaves a digital data trail. For lawyers, that means evidence. Legal Editor Heather Bussing walks thru places to find digital evidence depending on what you want to know.

Facebook Terms of Service Translated

Facebook rolls out new code twice a day. There are hundreds of engineers working on thousands of changes every week. The legal stuff doesn’t change that often. But it’s still worth understanding. So here are some of the terms you should know about and what they mean.

Social Media’s Real Legal Issues

When companies adopt social media, they are usually concerned about people saying bad things about them. Their first instinct is to issue a policy that dictates what people can and cannot say.

How Employers Can Still See Employee Social Media Accounts

On February 25, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Almost all states’ social media password laws allow the employer access to an employee’s social media account as part of an investigation. There are few, if any, limits on what the investigation is about.

Social Media, Blogging, and Copyright

On February 14, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Personal Publishing, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
The first thing to understand is the law is way behind reality. Almost all intellectual property law is based on the idea that there is something tangible that you can own and attach ownership rights to—like a book, or a poem, or a painting.

Shepherd’s Result Triangle.

On January 28, 2013, in Heather Bussing, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Most people and companies are good at figuring out their goals. And many are pretty good at showing they care . . . well, at least about themselves. But knowing what you want and caring about it is exactly the right place to start.

Don’t Take Bad Social Media Advice

On January 14, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
If you have good judgment and common sense, social media can be a great tool. If not, it’s evidence. There’s a lot of bad advice out there about using social media. Some of it is well intentioned. Other is just plain stupid. Some of it will hurt you.

More Privacy

“As technology makes monitoring everything possible, and data about people, their bodies, actions, and processes becomes valuable, privacy will be one of the biggest social and legal issues of our time. Here is the series we did on workplace privacy late last year.” – Heather Bussing