keeping you and your family safe
Social media exposes businesses to large pools of potential customers, but it also exposes them to increased regulation and liability. In addition to the long list of regulations businesses must follow in the real world, there is an entirely new set of rules evolving to regulate business activity on social media. Where there is not a specific new law or regulation, old rules are often interpreted differently when applied to business social media situations. This is why it is so important for businesses to develop a clear plan in a social media policy detailing ownership of social media accounts, authorized users, and employee social media behavior. There is too much going on in the social media legal world to leave issues unaddressed.
Businesses must be aware of their duties and responsibilities when it comes to the following areas of social media law. Application of these laws to social media often vary significantly between different jurisdictions and different circumstances:
Here is a list of just some of the legal dangers for businesses on social media:
The bottom line is that social media can be a boom or bust for businesses. Always seek qualified, professional advice. Like a solid business plan, it is all about preparation and execution. Define your objectives, gather required knowledge, select your methods, and stick to your plan. A poorly planned social media marketing campaign can result in costly lawsuits and a public relations nightmare.
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