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Social Media and Trade Secrets: A Guide to Protecting Your Company

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Attorneys Chris Stief and Mike Greco were guest speakers at the Fisher & Phillips Breakfast Briefing in Malvern, Pennsylvania on February 8, 2011.

The use of online social media is becoming increasingly prevalent, and as a consequence, employees are often very casual about what they say and do online.  They frequently share information first, and think about the consequences later.  Any business that does not have a solid contract, a sound social networking policy, or does not train its employees on the do’s and don’ts of social networking may have a critical security gap in the protection of its trade secrets and its confidential information. 

At the event, the attorneys explored the steps employers should take to address this growing threat.

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