Social media – a source to be reckoned with?


By Media Team

Sam Peace, Solicitor in the Media Team, writes about social media, its value and potential pitfalls.

In a previous two part series last year, we discussed the valuable nature that social media can provide in terms of stories, photographs and information. However, caution should always been taken when using material that is taken from social media, as there are a number of legal issues that should be considered, especially (1) copyright, (2) privacy and (3) data protection. This article is intended to provide a useful reminder of legal issues to consider and also a recent, welcome, update on a recent high court case.
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