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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thou shalt not blog

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2006 at 5:39 AM

NY Times offers some advice to summer interns: don't blog about your employer. (Employers: you might think about some guidelines on personal websites, if you haven't already.) Spoilsports:

While there are differences in laws among jurisdictions, from a legal perspective, he said, it is generally accepted that companies have the right to impose controls on their employees' use of computers and other equipment used for communication.

As for content — information generated within a company — the law also allows employers to set limits, even on airing the company laundry outside the office, he said. Private employees do not receive the protection of the First Amendment because there is no government action involved, he said.

"If an employee deviates from the policy, it may be grounds for termination," Mr. Frawley said.


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