Beware the Blog

Beware the Blog
logging can be a risky business. Unmanaged blogs dwarf e-mail and instant messaging (IM) in terms of risk to companies, according to the American Management Association (AMA). Hazards include legal claims such as copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation and sexual harassment, security breaches such as trade-secret theft and financial disclosures, public relations disasters, productivity drains and records mismanagement.

However, while 76% of companies have adopted policies for e-mail usage and content and 31% have IM policies in place, only 9% control workers’ use of business blogs and just 7% govern the content employees may post on their personal blogs, according to a 2006 survey by the AMA and the ePolicy Institute.

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