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Now Available: The November Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

Posted in Advertising, Data Security, Social Media Policy

The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this edition, we provide five tips for reducing potential liability exposure in seeking to exploit user-generated content; we examine a Ninth Circuit decision highlighting the control that social media platform operators have over the content and data that users post to those platforms; we discuss… Continue Reading

Social Links: IoT Causes Web Outage; YouTube Makes Endorsement Disclosure Convenient; NFL’s Social Media Policy Imposes Fines

Posted in Cyberbullying, Data Security, Endorsement Guides, Internet of Things, Marketing, Social Media Policy

The Internet of Things is apparently to blame for the Web outage that paralyzed the online world earlier this month. Justin Timberlake took down his “ballot selfie” from Instagram after Tennessee authorities made clear that it was illegal. Presumably in order to help facilitate compliance with guidance from regulators in the United States, United Kingdom… Continue Reading

Social Media Safety Guide for Companies

Posted in Infographic, Social Media Policy

We’re delighted to publish our Social Media Safety Guide for Companies, which highlights key considerations to keep in mind in using social media to promote your company’s products and services and to engage with customers. Social media has been referred to as the greatest development for marketers since the printing press, but the benefits of… Continue Reading