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Yours, Mine, or Ours: Employee Use of Personal Tech Devices, Email, and Social Networking Accounts
Tuesday 06/20/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
This session will sensitize you to the challenges presented by new technology and will help you design a strategy to minimize liability. 

One of the biggest challenges you face is establishing and enforcing realistic (and legal) limitations on employees' business use of their own computers, tablets, smartphones, email, social networking accounts, and other forms of technology. We will examine best practices with respect to written policies, preservation of trade secrets and confidential information, security protections and breaches, privacy issues, protected concerted activity, and investigations of inappropriate conduct involving technology devices and accounts that are owned by the employee. This session will:

  • Help you draft policies on employees' use of their own and company equipment both on and off the job. 
  • Explore the expanding case law involving privacy claims brought by both applicants and employees. 
  • Provide you with an overview of the risks, both in terms of the loss of proprietary information and civil liability, associated with the use of new tech devices.
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