Who Owns Your Social Media Contacts – You Or Your Employer



LinkedIn and Twitter have become key networking and marketing Social Media
tools for savvy companies and professionals alike.

The main advantages of having a large network of social media connections are engagement with prospective customers and clients, attraction of new business and projection of an innovative image.

So perhaps unsurprisingly, many professionals are now encouraged to use LinkedIn and Twitter in their employment.

We recently looked at who owns your digital real estate but who owns social media contacts when employment comes to an end?

Legal ownership of contacts Legal ownership of social media contacts is unclear. LinkedIn and Twitter terms of use indicate that connections that exist between people belong to the account holder.

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Contributor – Jamie White, Pod Legal