Don’t be socially awkward: social media and defamation, privacy and harassment

By Amber Melville-Brown

At our event, Socially Awkward, Daniel Isaac of our employment team, Kenneth Mullen of our intellectual property team and I discussed social media and its legal implications. We were joined on stage by Phil Lewis of London Strategy Unit.

I spoke about three of the legal weapons that you may find in your armoury to protect you against attacks from others in the online environment and reminded you that you may find those weapons have turned on you. They are the laws of defamation, privacy and harassment.

I issued a series of ‘amber warnings’ in relation to all three and thought that I would reproduce them here for you by way of reminders…

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