OGI 2-4 – Is That Even Legal?: Social Media, Open Government, and Legal Considerations


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A key component of any agency’s social media policy is making sure privacy and usage guidelines are legal. Yet, in many organizations, the legal department is reticent to get involved because there are so many gray areas. Social networking has blurred the lines between employees’ personal and professional networks, and those distinctions may soon disappear altogether. This session will examine:

> Understanding legal implications of collaborative social networks for government agencies with sensitive data

> Implementing privacy policies and legal guidelines while still embracing collaboration and transparency