Understanding the Risks of Using Internet Media and Electronic Communications

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Regular use of the Internet and electronic communications is a way of life for most people. The near constant availability of e-mail, social and professional networking web sites, PDAs, cell phones, and other tools has blurred the line between work and home to the point where online activities at home may impact our companies and employment. Most employers encourage employees to use the Internet and other communication tools for business, and some employers also permit a certain level of personal use in the workplace. For this reason, it's important to be familiar with your company's policy on Internet use and electronic communications. This course provides background information to be considered in light of your own company's policies. You will learn some generally accepted best practices for protecting your own and your company's best interests while using e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, as well as social networking sites and blogs. This course was developed with subject matter support by the law firm Burr & Forman LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion. This information does not substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state. Lesson Objectives: recognize activities that expose individuals and their companies to potential liability identify general best practices for using the Internet including using social networking sites in a manner that minimize or avoids risks and liabilities recognize common practices related to sending and receiving e-mail, IM and text messages that DO NOT reflect best practices identify best practices related to blogging