When it comes to business development, LinkedIn has replaced the old fashioned address book for keeping up with business contacts.
But whilst many companies encourage employees to use the online social networking site to keep in touch with customers, few have realised the downside of such relationships when an employee moves on.
For whilst company-held data such as a customer database clearly belongs to the company and is easily protected against misuse, in the LinkedIn era the boundaries are blurred with employees making personal contacts in their business role.
But following a case in the High Court which tackled this thorny issue, employers now have a clearer route to tackle any misuse of contacts.
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