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Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?
Employment Law / Social Media Law

Arresting statistics – when should social media misconduct result in dismissal?

Recent reports that officers and civilians working for our Police services have been dismissed or ‘invited to resign’ make for shocking reading.  What we have not been told, however, is what levels of misconduct have resulted in the termination of their employment. By way of example, in one force alone, a total of 828 resported cases of … Continue reading

Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels
In the News / Social Media Law

Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels

Independent music labels, representing the likes of Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, have been threatened with having their videos removed from YouTube as contract ‘negotiations’ break down. Representing around 30% of the music industry, independent music labels are a significant source of new music.  However, it seems to be the case that YouTube, owned by … Continue reading

Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse
Social Media Law

Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse

New statistics released by two thirds of the country’s police forces have revealed that almost 2,000 children have been investigated in the last three years over comments posted on social media sites. Of those, over 1,200 were charged, formally cautioned, fined or warned following their online behaviour, including one aged only nine years old. These figures are … Continue reading