Compliance in the Cloud: How to Deal with Social Media in the Workplace

For enterprises social media applications such as blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter bring both business opportunities and risk. There are many channels and the volume of data is enormous. Most organizations don’t even know if and how employees are using them. The combination of business sensitive information and a mass broadcast capacity keeps legal departments awake at night. IT struggles with the fact that social media sites are operated outside of a business’s firewall and are not in their direct control. In a recent survey by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 41% of the questioned legal professionals indicated that identifying and collecting from new data sources as SharePoint and the cloud is challenging2. In short, social media composes new challenges for both IT and legal departments.

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