Social Media Policies: Key Drafting Tips


This practice note addresses best practices for drafting social media policies. Social media platforms enable users to share ideas and exchange information in a highly effective manner. However, the use of social media by employees carries potential legal risks. These risks include the unauthorized disclosure of confidential and proprietary information, embarrassment stemming from an employee’s online words or actions; and claims for unlawful discrimination and harassment for which an employer who is on notice may be held liable.