Social Media Privacy Concerns: A How-To Guide

Social Media Privacy Concerns: A How-To Guide

The majority of organizations utilize social media to market their products and services, interact with consumers, and manage their brand identity.  Many mobile applications and websites even permit users to sign-in with their social media accounts to purchase items or use the applications’ services.

While using third party social media websites has significant advantages for businesses, it also raises distinct privacy concerns.  Specifically, the terms of use that apply to social media platforms may give the platform the right to share, use, or collect information concerning your business or your customers.  To the extent that the social media platform’s privacy practices are not consistent with the practices of your own organization, they may contradict or violate the privacy notice that you provide to the public. …

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Data Privacy Alert Cited in ‘BedTimes’

July 2016

A July 1 article in BedTimes cited information from a client alert written by Boulder Partner David Zetoony and Santa Monica Partner Andrew Klungness on social media and data privacy. The alert includes questions for organizations to consider when evaluating their use of social media related to their readiness for a data breach of social media; whether employees are governed by a social media policy; and the management of security and passwords for social media sites. Click here to read the original alert.

Recommendations for Evaluating Your Organization’s Use of Social Media

The majority of organizations utilize social media to market their products and services, interact with consumers, and manage their brand identity. Many mobile applications and websites even permit users to sign-in with their social media accounts to purchase items or use the applications’ services.

While using third party social media websites has significant advantages for businesses, it also raises distinct privacy concerns. Specifically, the terms of use that apply to social media platforms may give the platform the right to share, use, or collect information concerning your business or your customers. To the extent that the social media platform’s privacy practices are not consistent with the practices of your own organization, they may contradict or violate the privacy notice that you provide to the public….

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Social Media and Organizational Privacy At A Glance (2015)

Most companies utilize social media to market their products and services.  While using social media can be advantageous, it raises distinct privacy concerns.  Specifically the terms of use of some social media platforms give the provider the right to share, use, or collect infomration about your business and customers . . . Social Media