When it comes to the intersection of social media and law, the most frequently asked question and the most common request is: “Where can I find a sample or form social media policy?” If you Google or Bing “sample social media policy”, you will come up with a lot of results. But there is a better resource. Much better.
But before you check out these resources, let me make you an offer. If you engage my firm, Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, for any sort of employment work, I will provide you with free social media policy, specifically tailored to your needs, or I will review and revise your existing policy. One more benefit for being a client of an attorney and a firm that understands social media, technology, and tech-related issues.
The folks over at Compliance Building have created a Social Media Policy Database. The database includes social media policies from “a variety of industries, types of companies (public or private), industry and approach to social media (proactive, prohibitive or neutral)” and currently includes 235+ policies for you to browse and consider.
You might also want to check out Chris Bourdeaux’s Policy Database over at his Social Media Governance Blog. He refers to it as: “The most complete listing of social media policies. Referenced by the world’s largest brands and agencies.”
If you are looking for information, ideas, or help in drafting your own social media policy, these resources are invaluable. You will almost certainly find a company or organization that is similar to yours and you can see how they are handling social media issues. When it comes to sample social media policies, these are THE comprehensive databases:
Compliance Building’s Social Media Policies Database [click here]
Note that at the bottom of the Compliance Building page, there are links to other sites that have collections of form social media policies. If you need additional ideas, you should check out those sites as well.