The Antisocial Effects of Social Media and How Colleges and Universities Can Manage Related Litigation Risks

Gregory L. Demers, J. William Piereson, Mark A. Cianci, Peter L. Welsh


Rapid advancements in information technology have transformed day-to-day university operations and, in doing so, have altered the landscape of risk management. Authors Gregory L. Demers, J. William Piereson, Mark A. Cianci, and Peter L. Welsh provide an overview of some of the most significant social-media-related risks faced by colleges and universities, before considering ways to mitigate these risks through a broad insurance coverage plan. The article explains how, given the relative novelty of this field, the coverage afforded by insurance policies inevitably will vary, often significantly, from insurer to insurer.

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