There are no legal prohibitions against state agencies using social media sites or having social media identities. However, there are legal considerations.

This Social Media Legal Guidance Toolkit doc format of Social Media Legal Guidance Toolkit
is for you and your legal counsel to review and apply before implementing social media for your agency or authorizing employees to participate on social media sites. It includes:

  • information about updating agency website policies (privacy, terms of use and social media) relating to your use of social media
  • training topics for agency social media participants
  • meeting relevant legal obligations
  • considerations for employees' use of social media, both professional and personal