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Set policy to regulate employee use and abuse of blogs

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A quick scan of the world’s 156 million blogs reveals plenty of employees discussing their work. Sometimes that spells legal trouble for employers. By implementing an effective company blogging policy, you may avoid many of the pitfalls.

Most company blogging policies require employees to assume personal responsibility for all blog content, abide by existing corporate policies, keep company information confidential—and be nice. Some employers prohibit employees from discussing work at all.

However, all company blogging policies should contain some crucial provisions.

Note: Don’t roll policies regulating online behavior into your general ­com­­puter-use policy. They should stand on their own as a separate policy, possibly regulating all social media. After all, the same dangers exist on Facebook and other social platforms.

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