IT Business Edge contributor Carl Weinschenk recently interviewed social media blogger and consultant Daniel Hoang and spoke about social networking policies, among other topics in a wide-ranging conversation. Hoang says every company should look at its culture and business goals before tailoring a policy around them. He argues that the policies also should focus on what employees can disclose about current clients, their work and any information that violates the SEC's rules.
"(These policies are) not just to protect the company, but the employees themselves. The employees if not properly educated may inadvertently disclose something and a lawsuit may come. It's for the employees' protection, especially if it is a publicly traded company."
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