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Aug 2013
August 26, 2013

Steve Palazzolo weighs in on social media policy in Crain's Detroit Business

This week’s Crain’s Detroit Business quotes Warner’s Steve Palazzolo in an article titled, “Post haste: Firms must be careful in developing social media policies.”  The article suggests that the law is struggling to keep up with technology and that certain social media policies need to be implemented in order to protect a company’s best interest.

Palazzolo said that social media has taken the place of the watercooler. “The difference is that at the watercooler, once you've vented your frustrations, they're gone. But when you say something on social media, it's out there forever.”

According to Palazzolo, with social media, the line between work and private conversations becomes blurred.  "What you do at home is your business until it becomes my business," Palazzolo said. "You have a First Amendment right to free speech and your company has a right to fire you, and the First Amendment doesn't protect you from that, it only protects you from the government."

Crain’s Detroit Business subscribers can read the full story Here.

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