Social media and the law: A handbook for UK companies

Social media has become an established part of our personal and, increasingly, professional and corporate lives. However, the reach and permanence of social media communications have generated a number of novel legal issues.

For example, valuable assets such as contact lists become much harder to protect in a social media world, and conduct that might be low risk off-line may carry material legal risks once put in a social media environment.

Read our handbook for guidance and best practice on:

  • the risks and rewards for businesses participating in social media
  • managing employees’ use of social media
  • ownership of social media accounts
  • the privacy and data protection implications of social media

The handbook is available here.