Legal Risks Of Using Social Media Websites

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Right now, social networking websites are enormous and they just keep growing. Social media is a great and effective means of marketing products and services as well as keeping in touch with friends and family. Whether you are using social media for business or pleasure, there are legal risks. One risk to note is known as online defamation. Be careful of what you say about a business competitor or an individual. Also, monitor what people are saying about you, because defamatory information can be damaging to your livelihood. As an employee, refrain from writing about your work life, because you may breach your confidentiality agreement and might even face criminal charges as a result. Bottom line, the more you use social media, the more you need to protect yourself so that you can enjoy yourself without facing legal liability.

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