Request for Example Policy on Employee Blog 1701
milan last edited by
Does anyone have an example policy on employee blogs? Although SOX does not cover blogs, such a policy if implemented, might lessen the risk of an employee making an inappropriate/unauthorized release of financial or other non-public information about his/her employer.
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harrywaldron last edited by
Hi Milan - We don’t have these, although I have professionally blogged on IT security topics for a few years; e.g., you can click on the WWW button in my posts
Ideas on creating a policy for Blogs
- Avoid any disclosure of sensitive, proprietary, or confidential information
- Should be professional and represent interests of company from a content standpoint
- In some cases, disclaimers can be placed at the end as Microsoft footnotes their blogs (e.g., Content is ‘as is’ and doesn’t reflect view of company)
- Blogs subject to ADMIN review and may be amended if content conflicts occur
- Blogging is a privilege rather than right and may be taken away if employees misuse this resource.
- Quoting other sources should be considered (giving original source credit and watching out for copyright issues)
- SPAMMER controls are definitely needed (I kept my 3 blogs closed to any commentary)
EXAMPLE on use of disclaimers:
Microsoft – No WWW needed