Social media law

SEND NUDES

While most people chuckle at the “send nudes” gifs and memes that are an ongoing source of humour on the internet, for some, the tragic reality is that these nudes may ruin their lives.  People in relationships usually trust the person they’re with and could never imagine being betrayed by them.  However, the startling number of “revenge porn” cases evident [...]

That’s how the cookie crumbles…

No, I don’t mean those midnight snacks you’ve been sneaking.  Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer.  They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and website that can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored [...]

THE EMEA CHILD SAFETY SUMMIT 2018

The Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) Child Safety Summit (“the Summit”) hosted by Google and Facebook took place on the 18 and 19 April 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.  Various participants from around the world attended the Summit to offer their expertise in assisting with child safety online.  NGOs, governments and industry from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa [...]

By | 24th May, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, GDPR, Social media law|

What fiduciary duties does a social media company owe your profile?

Data like oil is a vital tool in maintaining growth of firms, industries and companies. Companies want to get a hold of information detailing what their customers and competitors are discussing about them, so that the business may be improved through feedback.  However what standard of care must one who is able to ascertain the personal information of a natural [...]

By | 10th April, 2018|Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Privacy Law, Social media law|

Child Protection Software / Parental Software

Most parents / caregivers and even schools have never even heard of the concept of child protection software or even that it exists. As the world of social media and the vastness of the internet grow every day, child protection software is a must! So what is it? Software applications or programmes that a parent/caregiver or school can install to [...]

By | 10th April, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Social media law|

Children and Internet Safety

Children and Internet Safety   An issue that is becoming more highlighted in Society and awareness albeit slowly is starting to spread.  With more and more incidents of cyberbullying, child pornography and the like being covered by the press, parents, teachers and caregivers are finally starting to ask questions and take note of child safety on the internet. Social Media [...]

By | 13th March, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Social media law|

You can skip this ad in 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1…

That loud exhale and eyeroll when you’re scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and you accidentally double tap that “sponsored advertisement”.  But … how did they know you were interested in travelling, or that you’re just dying to go to Ultra Music Festival??  You would have totally scrolled passed it if it wasn’t something you were interested in. Targeted advertising makes [...]

By | 5th February, 2018|Advertising law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

THE IMPACT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS HAVE ON YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

I was recently involved in a car accident, and as a result, was hit with (other than another car) the shocking revelation of the extent to which insurers go to confirm the details of a claim. Insurance companies  investigate accident claims in order to prevent fraud,  and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are treasure troves of [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

FACEBOOK GOT ME FIRED!

A recent ruling in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (“MEIBC”) found a dismissal of an employee was substantively fair after an employee was dismissed as a result of a post on Facebook. In Gordon / National Oilwell Varco[1], an employee’s mother was injured in an ambulance hijack. Outraged by the incident, the employee posted a message on Facebook [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

EMPLOYERS: DOES YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY TICK ALL THE BOXES?

In the digital age, social media platforms have become a valuable and effective tool to market and interact with customers and for people in general to communicate and interact with each other.  Proper use of social media platforms has become imperative to avoid social media blunders.  We have in recent times noticed a trend with companies and/or employers and/or employees [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|