[LINK] Telstra cracks down -- on employee web posting
stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Apr 20 09:00:04 AEST 2009
On 20/04/2009, at 8:35 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> SIX PAGES of RULES????
> That's more than the principles of the Privacy Act, which fit on 1
> page quite easily.
The policy is available at Now We Are Talking.
As a comparison, Microsoft's employee blogging policy is nine brief
* Respect existing confidentiality agreements
* Don’t break news; don’t disclose confidential information
* Be cautious with third-party information
* Respect prior employers
* Identify yourself
* Be cautious in how you offer support or advice
* Speak for yourself
* Think about reactions before you post
> Telstra public policy chief David Quilty said yesterday that under
> the guidelines, Mr Nassar would have been allowed to continue with
> the Fake Stephen Conroy page if he identified himself as a Telstra
> employee. [JW: So being Fake SC was "official" Telstra business???
> Who *are* these people? Don't they even read their own rules or pass
> their own 'accreditation'?]
Fake Stephen Conroy was writing (sometimes) about matters directly
affecting Telstra's areas of interest, such as communications policy.
He was hardly being a shill for Telstra. Still, these things are often
about the perception of hidden agendas as much as anything else.
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