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This CPDcast offers an overview of the legal challenges which social media presents to UK companies today. It explores the risks and rewards for businesses participating in social media, managing employees’ use of social media, ownership of social media accounts and the privacy and data protection implications of social media.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what is included within the label of ‘social media’ and the growth and importance of social media today in the corporate sector;
  • Be aware of the benefits available to a company which will tend to draw them towards the increased use of social media sites ;
  • Have considered the legal risks associated with social media which companies need to bear in mind;
  • Be aware of the main employment law risks which arise in the context of social media;
  • Know who owns a social media account and how to distinguish between personal and corporate social media accounts;
  • Know what a company can do in practice to assert ownership over or control use of their employees’ Linkedin accounts;
  • Have contemplated the relationship between social media and privacy rights.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Data Protection Act 1998.

In this CPDcast Nicola Rabson, an employment partner from Linklaters discusses how UK companies can best prepare themselves for the legal challenges which present themselves in social media forums.

Date Recorded: 19th May 2014


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