Social Media - Who Owns You?

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 15 April 2014
Elizabeth Mara
LK Shields
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Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have revolutionised the manner in which businesses now interact with their clients/customers. Communication and branding through the medium of social media can have a much bigger and more immediate impact than might ever be achieved by a business via the traditional ".com" website.

Employers often encourage employees to use social media – particularly where the business benefits from such use - but consideration needs to be given to the ownership and management of such a powerful marketing tool.

Who owns a LinkedIn account following the employee's departure where an employee has used it for the purposes of promoting their

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Elizabeth Mara
LK Shields

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