Aust govt agencies move on social media policy

Summary:Asutralia federal Government departments have revealed they are moving ahead to implement social media policies, despite government having not yet responded to recommendations in Government 2.0 Taskforce report.

Australia federal Government departments have revealed they are moving ahead to implement social media policies, despite the government having not yet responded to recommendations in the Government 2.0 Taskforce report.

Earlier this week the Department of Immigration and Citizenship unveiled its social media policy. "The new policy...emphasises the importance of maintaining operational and personal security online, irrespective of whether staff are using the tools in their professional or personal capacities," Department of Immigration and Citizenship secretary Andrew Metcalfe said.

Other departments have revealed that they too are developing policies, including the Prime Minister's office, which said "The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is currently developing social media guidelines for both Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Prime Ministerial Office staff". The Department of Health and Ageing said it was also in the midst of forming guidelines.

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