Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2/15/2006 07:43:00 AM

Employees Blogging About Trade Secrets? -- A Generally Bad Idea

From the San Francisco Examiner, an article concerning the pros and cons of employee blogs. To believe the article, and the experts it quotes, it's mostly cons.

Among the cons, according to Doug Dexter, a San Francisco lawyer, "employees putting up confidential information are potential landmines." In addition, "it may be trade secrets, which is a very serious issue, or it may be just confidential information that may have an implication on stock value. Then you also have issues around defamation of somebody."

Most experts recommend that companies have a blogging policy for their employees.

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