Top Five Legal Issues for Businesses
(each, 140 characters or less)
Exposing Company Secrets – Employee tweets may convey proprietary or
confidential information of your company and its clients.
Contracts – Using tweets to interfere with known contractual relationships or to
inadvertently form contracts could lead to legal trouble.
Trademark Infringement – Tweets can misuse, dilute or cause confusion
regarding a trademark.
Retaliation / Wrongful Termination – Employees could claim retaliation or
being fired over tweets (ex. tweets about harassment at work).
Defamation – Tweets could harm someone’s reputation.
Gaida Zirkelbach, Esq.