Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations.

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Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities:  Guidance and Recommendations provides law enforcement and justice agencies with guidance and recommendations on issues to consider when developing a social media policy (or updating other relevant policies), focusing on access, use, storage, and dissemination of information obtained from social media sites for investigative and criminal intelligence purposes.  The document includes recommended elements of the related policy, focusing on potential privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties implications.

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Formal Document Title Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations.
Author Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
Date Approved By GAC 2/25/2013
Last Revision Date 3/4/2013
Version Number 1
File Format Portable Document Format
File Size 1.13 MB

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