Social media has become an ever-present facet of daily life. But actions that you consider innocent could end up causing you legal trouble. Following a few simple rules can help medical practices avoid real liability in the cyber world.

Medscape reviewed four situations to watch out for, with recommendations for staying safe:

1. HIPAA Rules Apply to Everyone
2. Potential Legal Issues With Online Physician Reviews
3. Innocuous Photos Could Get You Into TroubleĀ If Your Practice Website Posts Photographs
4. You Could Get Into Hot Water if You Review Social Media When Hiring