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Social Media Policy Benefits

What are the benefits of having a social media policy? Having a social media policy is very important for any organisation in the modern world. Here's why. Social Media Policy Benefits Exclusion of liability clauses in social media [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |

How to Approach Social Media Policies

Are you looking for a Social Media Policy? Are Social Media Policies worth it? Wikpedia defines social media as “media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to [...]

Social Media Legal Strategy

All companies should have a social media legal strategy. The following five factors should be taken into account: Developing a standalone Social Media Policy or including social media policy statements in an existing policy (read our article on different approaches to social [...]

By | May 11th, 2014|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |

Liability for impersonating someone online

An American woman in New Jersey faces 18 months in prison for impersonating her ex-boyfriend on Facebook and posting defamatory comments in his name. The question is whether a person can be held liable in South Africa for impersonating another [...]

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |

Impersonation and fake social media accounts

A fake social media account could result in legal action against the impersonator in terms of either civil or criminal law. However, this pre-supposes that one is able to ascertain the true identity of the impersonator. This is not easy. [...]

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |

Legal Risks posed by Social Media

Lots of IT legal risks are posed by the use of social media. Many of these risks stem from the medium itself and many from the fact that the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurring: we are [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |