An employee who is discharged due to social networking posts may have various state law claims, including a claim for invasion of privacy. Typically, information on a website is not private because the public at large can access it – - unless the user controls access by invitation, such as Facebook. If the employee can restrict access to the public, he or she may have a reasonable expectation of privacy and, therefore, claim an invasion of privacy if the employer discharges that employee based on private online communications. Companies should strive to define the line where business use – - and personal use – - of social networking sites begins and ends so that employees clearly understand what is private and what is not. Create a policy that lets everyone know what is private and what is not.
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Cloud computing allows organizations to focus on their greatest areas of expertise by letting others with computing specialization take care of those functions on their behalf.
Just as you would be skeptical of driving a car without a functioning dashboard, I think you will soon be considered crazy to drive your business without one as well.
Every visit to your favorite site leaves breadcrumbs. Each e-mail that you send leaves similar crumbs. You’ll just have to take my word for it: The bad nerds use breadcrumbs for hijacking.
There are bits of data just waiting for your examination that will let you make important decisions about the site.
Add the endless array of business solutions to these endless needs, and the possible combinations could give the average entrepreneur a migraine.
There is no magic formula for the use of social media, and no prescription other than this: Participate!
How attractive and critical is the data you need to protect? Prioritizing this will help you determine your risk versus the expense it will require to protect it.
Once you’ve decided what to say and where to engage online, appoint your own online media maven. This person should be an existing, trusted employee, most likely someone in your marketing or communications area.
If a tailored solution doesn’t save you money in the long run, it isn’t worth doing.
Taking the time to ensure the most effective layers of protection are in place can save untold hours, dollars and peace of mind.