Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities: Guidance and Recommendations
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), 2013
This resource 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. Any public safety or law enforcement department, regardless of size, may benefit from the guidance identified in this resource.