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DIAC Staff Reminded of Online "Dos and Don'ts"

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA

April 15, 2010

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has released a new social media policy to remind employees of what is acceptable--and unacceptable--when it comes to online interactions. Government News reports that the policy, which provides protocols for the use of such social networking tools as blogs and social media sites, will be incorporated into the agency's revised code of conduct. DIAC secretary Andrew Metcalfe noted that the policy "is designed to protect the identity, safety and privacy of individual employees and their colleagues, and advises them to understand how to use privacy settings and preferences for restricting access and protecting content."
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