There is no doubt that organisations need to have a Social Media Policy in place and here are some recent updates on that topic:
Fair Work Australia Weighs In
A decision handed down just before Christmas 2011, Commissioner Roberts of Fair Work Australia reinstated an employee of Linfox who had been dismissed for material which the employee had posted on Facebook. Commissioner Roberts noted that Linfox did not have a social media policy either at the time of the employee’s dismissal, or at the time of hearing. Instead, Linfox sought to rely on its induction training and handbook. The absence of a social media policy, Commissioner Roberts observed, was “not sufficient”.
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The National Archives
The National Archives wants Govt organisations to understand when you use social media, you may be generating Commonwealth records.
They recommend that Social Media Policies also include advice on how to manage social media records.
They also recommend updating your agency’s records management policy to include the management of social media records. The content of the two policies must complement one another and be linked to ensure they are updated and maintained together.
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