Legal issues of social media

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 11, 2012
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Are you willing to risk exposing your organisation to a variety of legal potholes? In this day and age, social media is ubiquitous; studies show that over 66% of adults are connected to one or more social media platforms*. However, many users are still unaware of the various unique legal issues surrounding this critical communication tool.

While the increasing use of social media in organisations presents a variety of benefits, it is essential to ensure that your organisation is protected from any legal implications. Criticism of the BBC for using Twitter images during news broadcasts and the Twitter 'bomb hoax' case reaching the High Court, give us an indication of the detrimental impact you and organisation can face from the legal ambiguities of social media. It is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the legal issues involved to implement a "prevention rather than cure" policy in your organisation.

Whether you are a lone blogger or representing a corporation this course will give you an overview of the main areas of UK law that affect social media, help you spot problems and give you practical advice in putting risk reduction measures and policies in place. In order to make the most of this hands-on masterclass delegates are encouraged to bring their laptops.