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Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?
Legal Topics / Social Media

Celebrity injunction: In the digital age, will we see a civil court with worldwide jurisdiction?

If you’re reading this, I am pretty sure you will already know the real identity of PJS and YMA – the pseudonyms of a well-known celebrity married couple – who have been fighting since January to keep their names out of the British press. But in 2016, when the internet and social media drive and dominate the news and … Continue reading

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy
Employment Issues / Social Media

Social media podcast – Five Keys To Developing And Implementing A Social Media Policy

Once again, I joined Krisha De to discuss some recent social media and law stories from the news. This month’s focus was social media policies.  The five key points to consider when preparing or reviewing a social media policy are: The importance of having a social media policy Make sure the policy is relevant to your organisation … Continue reading

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Does tweeting brother of Masters champion need schooling in social media misconduct?

He may have trended worldwide and have been labelled an overnight ‘Twitter champ’, but could Danny Willett’s school teacher brother, Peter (PJ), be disciplined for his entertaining online commentary? Whilst his brother was winning the Masters, becoming the first European champion in 17 years, PJ was live-tweeting reactions from his living room in Sheffield. As … Continue reading

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 
Employment Issues / In the News / Social Media

Primary school teaching assistant sacked for ‘inappropriate’ Facebook underwear photos 

When sharing photos of yourself on social media, how inappropriate must they be to have your employment terminated?  Even though Gemma Laird had photos from a lingerie photo shoot on her private Facebook profile, the very fact of their existence seems to have been enough for the school to dismiss her. But the story has once again sparked … Continue reading

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics / Social Media

Social media and the law podcast, March 2016 #TalkingSocBiz

Each month I’ll be joining global social media expert and consultant Krishna De to discuss the hot topics and legal issues arising from social media stories and developments in technology. Given there is no shortage of news in this controversial, but largely unregulated sector, there will be some interesting insights, practical solutions and tips that everyone can benefit from. The … Continue reading