Legal risks in corporate blogging

This article about legal risks in corporate blogging is from early November but well worth highlighting. Some key points:

> Negative or defamatory posts about a corporation or an individual might result in libel suits.

> Do your homework. If the blogger is going to make negative statements about a company he has to do his research and be able to prove his statements.

> Disclosure of trade secrets or confidential information. Employees who blog may intentionally or unintentionally share company secrets.

> Careless statements about the business that can be used during litigation.