WWE officials reportedly held a meeting backstage at this week’s RAW and SmackDown tapings to try and help talents prevent their private content from being leaked online, according to PWInsider. This comes after recent hacks of content belonging to Charlotte Flair and others.
The mandatory meetings were described as a class on cyber security threats. An expert from a cyber security firm was brought in to give a presentation to the roster, talking about the different ways a person might find themselves tricked into allowing their security to be compromised.
WWE officials also gave out an amendment to their company social media policy for talents to sign. No word yet on what the amendment included. Officials did stress that no one but the talents and WWE’s social media teams should have access to social media accounts belonging to the talents.
Post by Christian Small on Jun 8, 2017 10:27:56 GMT -5
I agree that this is something that the wrestlers should be thinking about themselves and there shouldn't be a class for it as you should just kind of know. Thankfully it hasn't hurt anyone's career, Seth & Charlotte are probably the highest profile people this happened to over the years and they're still in good positions. I do get WWE's view though as this really doesn't help them being a PG company but looking at things after a couple of weeks it's pretty much forgotten.
This is probably standard operating procedure these days for any national/worldwide organization and any organization that employs public figures (WWE, obviously, fits both categories).
Not to mention that providing adequate training to employees then makes its easier (legally speaking) to fire or otherwise punish somebody for being "compromised" on social media in a way that reflects poorly upon the company.