A recent survey shows that very few U.S. companies have re-evaluated their Electronic Stored Information Disclosure strategy in light of the social networking revolution.
Workflow not a Policy
Policies are stagnant and become musty as it takes a major effort for organizations to review and update them to take into account the behavior and culture of the entire entity. This is why I advocate that companies that tackle social networking policies, do so within the framework of creating a workflow that is always operational and reviewable. Yes, policies should emerge from these workflows but they shouldn’t be engraved tablets but organic and flexible guidelines that acknowledge the ever-changing environment of social media and related technologies.