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Employers or Employees: Who Owns Social Media Accounts?

October 16, 2012
While Dr. Linda Eagle was president of Edcomm, she established an account on Linkedin, which she used to promote Edcomm's services. After Edcomm terminated Eagle, the company accessed her LinkedIn account and changed her password, and changed the account to display the name and photograph of its new CEO.
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Some Social Media Stats to Chew On

October 9, 2012
Unless you require that your employees check their mobile devices at the door (and suffer the anarchy that would likely ensue) it is impossible to prohibit employees from accessing personal social media accounts during the workday. And, if it's impossible to monitor or enforce a policy, why have it in the first place?
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Privacy Laws Threaten Compliance

September 24, 2012
California could become the latest state to ban employer access to private social-media sites used by employees. A law passed by the state Legislature last month still must get the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of the month to sign it.
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