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.


Can you be held liable for your social media posts?
Can you be held liable for your social media posts?

For many people social media has provided a safe space to voice their opinions without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. It has allowed people to exercise their right to freedom of expression on a public platform amongst like-minded people. Although many people…
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