Social Media Privacy Training
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Social Media Privacy Training

Just cause you've shared it, doesn't mean anyone can lawfully read it. Learn to protect your digital privacy rights.
3.8 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,621 students enrolled
Created by Eric Schwartzman
Last updated 1/2015
Price: Free
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Prevent others from violating your digital privacy rights
  • Recognize an unlawful intrusion or invasion of privacy
  • Defend your reasonable expectation of privacy on Facebook and other social networks
  • When others have the ability to override your privacy rights under the Social Media Privacy Protection Act
  • Situations when others could others lawfully challenge your privacy rights under the Social Media Privacy Protection Act
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  • No prior knowledge of privacy rights are required.

Protect your privacy rights on social media

Social networks may be the fastest way to relay information, but the byproduct of all that sharing is information that can be used against you in a lawsuit or investigation.

Learn how to protect your right to privacy, how to recognize and prevent an intrusion or invasion of privacy, what’s considered a reasonable expectation of privacy, how to determine who lawfully owns a social media account and what types of information others can prevent you from sharing online.

Keep the trust of your customers, clients and coworkers. Protect your reputation and your brand by learning how privacy laws apply to online social networking.

We offer separate HIPAA, SEC and FINRA compliance courses for health care and financial services providers.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to protect the right to privacy on social media.
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Curriculum For This Course
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What's Covered in this Course
11 Lectures 31:16

This course is designed to teach individuals how to protect their personal privacy when they use social media.

This course is accessible via desktop and mobile device and includes an assessment component. Those who successfully complete the course will earn the Social Media Compliance Certification.

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This course provides insight into the benefits and risks of using digital communications in accordance with the FTC social media disclosure guidelines. It provides an overview of how to make the proper disclosures when you use social media for work.

Comply Socially is NOT providing legal advice, determining “best practices,” or telling you what to say or do.

One of the real values of social media is that it is less formal, more personal, spontaneous and real. Comply Socially is here to educate you so that you can use social media in the ways that work for you.

There is no way for us to anticipate or discuss every situation that might arise. If you have a question on what to do, or how to handle something, talk to someone familiar with the legal and practical issues of your situation.

Different states, cities, and companies have different laws and rules that apply. If you're not sure, ask before you act.


This is a general overview lecture on the privacy risks of social media, an employee's right to the privacy of their digital communications at work, what information privacy laws actually allow you to keep private and how the US-led "War on Terror" impacts your personal privacy.

Privacy at Work

This lecture lists all the things individuals can expect to be allowed to keep private.

Common Law Privacy

This lecture explains how courts decide what constitutes an illegal invasion of personal privacy and how those decision apply to employee use of social media for work.

Intrusion of Privacy

This lecture defines the concept of a reasonable expectation privacy and explains how it applies to use of social media the workplace.

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Reasonable Expectation

This lecture presents a hypothetical case study on how the use of Facebook by employees might present an invasion of privacy, and the issues that would be considered in making that determination.

Invasion of Privacy

This lecture explores the issues that go into determining rightful ownership of a social networking profile.

Account Ownership

This lecture covers the leaking of trade secrets, defamatory actions, reputational damage and other situations where an employer has a legal right to access an employee's private information.

Employer Liability

This lecture discusses how to protect reputation and brand.

Protecting Reputation

This lecture summarizes the personal responsibilities individuals have when they use social media at work.

Wrap Up
About the Instructor
Eric Schwartzman
4.2 Average rating
2,893 Reviews
43,339 Students
21 Courses
Multidisciplinary team leader

After 15+ years of marketing, public affairs and digital product management experience, I can lead multidisciplinary teams with the urgency of an entrepreneur, the sensitivity of a diplomat and the effectiveness of a scrum master.

I founded the first content management system for corporate communications, iPRSoftware (formerly iPressroom) before applying the merits of big data analytics to public affairs initiatives for the U.S. Dept. of State and DoD.  Currently, I lead digital innovation at a $1B industrial manufacturer responsible for critical infrastructure power equipment.

I'm also a digital product management, demand generation, search engine optimization, email marketing, and marketing automation expert with experience integrating and implements multiple platforms. 

In 2011, I cowrote the best-seller “Social Marketing to the Business Customer," the first book on B2B demand generation and created a portfolio of self-paced online courseware used by more than 36k students.