How To Update Your Social Media Policy
To Comply With New Federal Standards
Podcast Detailed Outline

Part I
(Running time: 57 minutes 31 seconds)

  • 7 social media myths that must be shattered.
  • New U.S. Supreme Court classification of social media
  • Why getting rid of the attorney myth is so important
  • Understanding the risks of using model social media policies
  • How social media is a different liability exposure
  • Why courts mandate training for all employees
  • Courts new position on small organizations using social media
  • The impact of expert training on your policy
  • How the Liverman and Costco cases impact your policy.
  • Part I Review

Part II
(Running time: 49 minutes 30 seconds)

  • 3 key legal strategies that insulate your policy from lawsuits
  • How to write a strong Purpose Section
  • Why a Policy Intent section is so important in your overall policy
  • How to make your Definition Section of your policy powerful
  • Writing a good Applicability Section in your policy
  • How to avoid the trap-door of vague policy language.
  • Writing your social media policy to mirror your operational realities
  • How to prioritize social media policy issues.
  • The benefits of using statutory language in your policy
  • Writing First Amendment policy language that holds up in court
  • The importance of libel, libel by implication, and retweeting policies
  • What specific policy language to use regarding privacy issues.
  • Part II Review

Part III
(Running time: 1 hour 16 seconds)

  • Why a General Assumption Section can make or break your policy.
  • How to write a clear policy statement on your sponsored social media
  • The importance of a Privacy Authorization Section in your policy
  • Formulating a policy section on public records and corporate records
  • Developing an ownership of data policy section
  • Drafting a policy section on prohibited speech that holds up in court
  • How to write a solid section on reporting prohibited section
  • Designing an airtight Text Message section
  • Why a policy section on Gifts, Games, And Apps is critical
  • Writing a solid policy section on Recording Devices
  • Drafting the best Personal Device section
  • How to draft a blocking and deleting section that holds up in court
  • The beauty of the severability clause
  • The importance of a disclaimers clause
  • Don't overlook the power of the acknowledgement clause
  • How to draft clear-cut harassment and discrimination policy language.
  • What copyright and trademark issues must be addressed in your policy.
  • How to write an airtight paragraph on blocking and deleting comments.
  • Understanding Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act
  • You must include new American Disabilities Act language in your policy.
  • Policy III Review
  • Final remarks