Social Media – challenges in the control of information

In the online world, it easy to share information but hard to control it. We have seen an explosion in the use of social media, as individuals and organisations reap the benefits of networking, blogging and a wealth of information sources. On the other hand, they are seeking to protect their interests in how information is used by other parties. In the last year, employees have been fired over Facebook comments; Twitter users and Google have faced defamation claims; and several prominent social media providers have tackled security breaches and disputes over privacy settings and policies.

This article examines some of the challenges presented by the social media environment, focussing on data protection and related information laws. Read the full article: Social Media – challenges in the control of information” published in Volume 13, Issue 7 of the PDP Privacy & Data Protection Journal (PDP Journals).

Olivia Whitcroft, principal of OBEP, 24 July 2013

This article provides general information on the subject matter and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. If you would like to discuss this topic, please contact Olivia Whitcroft using the contact details set out here: Contact Details