Trade Secret Protection And Social Media: A 5-Year Update

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 2:01 PM EST) -- Five years ago, we published an article on the risks of employee social media use to a company's trade secrets and customer relationships. Since that time, much has changed in terms of technology and the reach of social media, but surprisingly little has changed in terms of these risks and what, if anything, companies are doing to protect themselves.

Social media continues to have numerous uses and benefits, as now billions of users worldwide can attest. From connecting with a new business contact or making a love connection, to marketing a new product or service, to organizing a college reunion or...

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