May 29, 2022

UK Government Publishes: “Social Media Guidance for Civil Servants”

We know many of you are always on the lookout for examples of how companies, governments, etc. handle the use of social media/social media in the workplace.

A week ago the UK government published a 29 page (PDF) document, Social Media Guidance For Civil Servants that might be of interest.

Here’s a brief summary of the document from the JISC Legal team:

…the guidance concentrates on the benefits of civil servants using social media to reach their intended audience, it also highlights the need for maintaining the boundaries between personal and professional use and the need to adhere to employment terms and conditions regarding acceptable use. The guidance will be of interest to those in colleges and universities responsible for promotion of the institution as well as management involved in institutional acceptable use policy surrounding staff use of social media.

Social Media Guidance

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