Social Media Week 2015 – day two 
Social Media

Social Media Week 2015 – day two 

 Starting the day with a home-grown Fringe event, ‘It’s my data’ saw Penny Bygrave of Bircham Dyson Bell deliver a timely presentation on the policies and procedures necessary for organisations to ensure that data is stored, managed and processed correctly.  Data protection is a hot topic right now, with serious breaches being frequently reported in the … Continue reading

Social Media Week 2015 – day one
Employment Issues / Social Media

Social Media Week 2015 – day one

Before Social Media Week officially starts is the PreCommerce Summit. This is the second year that the W2O Group has curated the event, which again took place in London’s Living Room, atop City Hall and providing stunning views over the unseasonably grey City.  The afternoon was held together by Annalise Coady (@annalisec) and split, loosely, … Continue reading

‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities
Legal Topics / Social Media

‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities

A 14-year-old boy has been added to a national police database after sending a naked picture of himself to classmate via Snapchat. The uncontrollable rise in sexting amongst children must be tackled, but is punishment the right solution? Although the unnamed boy was not arrested or charged, the incident – which the police became aware … Continue reading

Revenge porn is the well-publicised tip of the iceberg
Social Media

Revenge porn is the well-publicised tip of the iceberg

Revenge porn is back in the news after reports that the first woman to be convicted of the offence, Paige Mitchell, has been spared a jail term. Stigma following the publication of intimate images online can cause harm and distress way beyond some initial embarrassment, however. The growing number of explicit images being shared online, specifically without the … Continue reading