Managing Privacy in the Web 2.0 Workplace

Original broadcast date: January 28, 2010

Employee use of social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and others continues to rise, challenging employers to figure out how to manage organizational risk while respecting employee privacy. Employee postings—whether on or off duty—that reflect negatively on the employer, coworkers or managers can severely damage business reputation and even generate lawsuits. So where do you draw the legal and ethical lines between employee privacy and legitimate business interests? What policies can you implement to properly balance those interests? How does this change according to jurisdiction? Join us to hear insights on the privacy risks associated with Web 2.0 and learn how to develop and manage policies for responsible employee use of these services.

Speakers:
Philip L. Gordon, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Jane P. Edwards, Counsel, IBM Corporation

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