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

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Date Published
February 2013
52 pages

This document 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.

Date Published: February 1, 2013