Social Media and the Law is a helpful resources for understanding the laws related to the use of social media. It covers:
- The privacy issues presented by social networking sites and what steps users can take to maintain their privacy and limit unwanted third-party access to personal information
- What copyright issues are raised in the ever-developing social media world, such as who owns and who can use user-generated content and data scrapping
- The opportunities, and trademark risks, of promoting a brand through social media
- Best practices for social media communication to avoid defamation and other tort liability
- The unique employment and workplace issues that are raised by and through the use of social media, both by employees and human resources departments
- How the basic rules of disclosure in advertising apply to advertisements appearing in social media
- How social media activity can result in criminal charges and be used as evidence or alibi in criminal proceedings
- How social media can and should be considered when creating a civil litigation discovery plan
In a separate chapter on regulated industries, Social Media and the Law discusses the unique issues faced by publicly traded companies, financial services, broker-dealers, health care providers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Social Media and the Law
can help readers minimize the risk of litigation and other legal problems arising from the use of social media platforms.