Protecting Confidentiality In The Era Of Social Media

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 1:12 PM EST) -- Over the past decade, no avenue has had a bigger impact on society and the ways in which people interact than social media. Websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, which traffic in information shared on its servers, encourage users to publish every detail of their lives.

For employers, the reality of social media's pervasiveness — and benefits — presents unique challenges in maintaining the integrity of trade secrets and confidential information accessible to employees. While it is always important to err on the side of caution...
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