3 companies discuss social media governance policies

Go Daddy, Delta Air Lines and Walgreens’ counsel talk social media tips and liability at SuperConference 2012

Given the furor last month when news that companies are asking prospective employees for their Facebook passwords made national headlines, it should come as little surprise that a panel of experts weighed in on how best to manage corporate social media policies on the second day of InsideCounsel’s 12th annual SuperConference.

A trio of corporate counsel—Kimberly Cilke, deputy general counsel of Go Daddy Operating Co.; E. Alan Arnold, assistant general counsel at Delta Air Lines Inc.; and Shannon Couffer, senior attorney, litigation and regulatory law at Walgreen Co.—talked to the audience about the rapidly evolving but ever-present and important topic of social media governance.

Cilke then shared with the audience a six-point list of potential suggestions for companies to follow when putting together social media policies:

  • Include a general disclaimer in social media policies to indicate Section 7 rights are not infringed.

“A general disclaimer alone is not sufficient,” Cilke said. “You need to include specific examples in your policy.”

For more on social media and corporate policies, read the following InsideCounsel content:

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