The Legal, Disciplinary and reputational risks of social media
Who should attend?
SAICA members and associates [CA(SA)/AGA(SA)/AT(SA)] and trainees and members of the public
Join us as we unpack the social media landscape in South Africa during Covid-19. What a time to have to live our lives online! We’ve experienced Zoom-bombing, phishing, fake news, location-tracking, naming and shaming, snitching, liability of WhatsApp admins, sextortion, doxing and addiction, the list is endless.
Most importantly Emma will look at the legal considerations of using social media, including defamation, privacy, hate speech, crimen injuria, image-based violence, revenge pornography, confidentiality, insider trading and intellectual property.
Topics to be covered:
- The legal considerations of using social media, including defamation, privacy, hate speech,crimen injuria, image -based violence, revenge pornography, confidentiality, insider trading and intellectual property.
- Employment law issues
- Business Confidentiality in a world of over-sharing
- Managing brand reputation on social media – when to respond to disgruntled customers, how to respond, when to take legal steps, considering the Streisand
- Effect and David and Goliath
- Straddling the personal/professional divide on social media
- Personal reputation management on social media
- Social media disclaimers (“retweets are not endorsement”, “I tweet in my personal capacity” etc)
- Liability for retweets, likes, tags and WhatsApp groups
Friday , 21 August
09:00 – 09:10 Video and Welcome
09:10 – 10:10 Presentation
10:10 – 10:30 Q&A
About our Speaker
Emma Sadleir is South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. The company she founded in 2014, the Digital Law Company, specialises in educating and advising corporates, employees, schools, parents, teachers, and universities on the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media.
Emma’s areas of expertise include managing the legal consequences of using social media including defamation, privacy, hate speech and intellectual property; cyberbullying and harassment; sexting and pornography offences; the disciplinary consequences of using social media; personal and brand reputation management on social media; health and social media and online safety.
Please note this session is complimentary.