Tag Archives: FERPA

Half of U.S. Employees Admit to Ignoring Social Media Policies

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According to the nCircle 2011 Social Media Security Trends Survey, over half of U.S. employees (66%) admit to ignoring social media policies published by their employers while 44% (down from 48% in 2010) say that they always comply with the … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line Online: Personal vs. Professional Speech

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I’m thrilled to be working with three of the industry’s top experts on social and digital media as we put together the content for a great webinar on Thursday, July 14.  It’s free, and if you work in a regulated … Continue reading

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ECPA Shows its Age as Google Wi-Spy Lawsuit Proceeds

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Way back in 1986, when digital communications was in its infancy, Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  Originally conceived as an amendment to the 1968 wiretap law, ECPA’s sponsors intended to cover new technologies like email and online networks. … Continue reading

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Managing Social Media Risk

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Ever wonder if social media marketing is a risky business – or a manageable risk?  I have.  But there are many ways to manage risk so that it doesn’t kill your ability to have your say in the evolving social … Continue reading

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Free Webinar May 19 – Digital and Social Media Compliance: Rules of the Road

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I’m thrilled to be presenting on May 19 with social media guru Mike Wise at a webinar titled: Marketing & Compliance in a Regulated Environment:  “Rules of the Road” for Digital & Social Media. Anyone who works in insurance or financial … Continue reading

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Having Your Say Without Losing Your Shirt

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Litigation over what happens in social media and blogs is growing at alarming rates.  It’s scary enough to hear that you’re being sued, but the scariest term a lawyer can use in my presence is the phrase “personally liable.”   That … Continue reading

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Exercise Your Free Speech Rights — Or Keep Your Job?

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When I spotted this cartoon on Cartoon Stock, I laughed at first. And then I stopped laughing suddenly as I realized that somehow I’ve seen an awful lot of things in the news lately about the ongoing attempts by big … Continue reading

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