Social Media Law
Social media has become one of the most prominent forms of communication. Messages conveyed via social media may have numerous ramifications which can lead to legal prosecution and dismissals. On a personal level, insensitive and quarrelsome users can significantly affect the lives of others through defamation, trolling and bullying. From a business perspective, the employer-employee relationship is complicated by, amongst other issues, risks to reputation, goodwill, defamation, vicarious liability, and the divulgence of confidential information. In order to mitigate the the inherent risks of social media conduct, businesses must implement firm social media policies. This section contains a wealth of news and information examining the affects of social media on today’s businesses and on our personal lives.