Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?
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Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?

Ahead of the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) across the UK and Europe, Facebook is revising its privacy consents and it needs you to act. But before you press the accept button, think about what you are signing up to. I joined BBC World to discuss what Facebook’s changes mean to … Continue reading

Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
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Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Facebook has introduced for the first time a list of ‘Privacy Principles’ ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect across Europe. From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will give consumers greater access to and control over how their data is collected, used and shared. Companies will also be required to report data breaches within 72 hours and allow … Continue reading

Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading

Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
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Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video

I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … Continue reading

Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules
Employment Issues / Social Media / Solicitors Journal

Social media misconduct – no formal guidance but some sensible rules

Although the EAT has not yet provided guidance on dealing with social media-related conduct issues, there are some elements of a recent decision that employers can learn from, writes Kevin Poulter An employee dismissed for posting ‘banter’ on Facebook several years before initially succeeded in his claim for unfair dismissal, but that decision has now … Continue reading

Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling
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Brief respite for businesses following Safe Harbour ruling

The landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice invalidating the Safe Harbour agreement with the United States will have a broad impact on business, but don’t expect any immediate action. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has confirmed that it will give companies time to get new data transfer agreements in place, … Continue reading

Revenge porn is the well-publicised tip of the iceberg
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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