Legal Issues in Social Media

If you’ve been reading my blog… you know that I’ve spent a lot of time discussing issues associated with the use of social media in investigations and anti-fraud efforts. There are so many issues to be determined and until cases are adjudicated in a court of law and precedence is established –  we may not truly know where we stand until that happens.

I read a post the other day which spent considerable amount of time discussing why social media policy belongs with legal counsel. And I think there may be some truth to that statement given all the human resource, employment, hiring, investigation, anti-fraud, risk, liability and legal isues to be addressed. I read this post this morning and it really addresses the issue in a thorough manner citing cases, ethics and other resources that are available to us all. It is the first part of a two part post so as soon as the second post shows up I’ll review it here.