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Social Media and Legal Risks: Developing a Social Media Policy in the Workplace

September 13th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Full Course Details

Date: Friday, 13th September 2024
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
CPD: 3 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €360


About the seminar  

The constant evolution of technology has led to a variety of social media tools in the workplace ranging from traditional social media platforms and networking sites to video sharing sites and internal messaging platforms.

Social media plays a key role in marketing, HR and customer support and is highly effective in assisting internal communication among public sector organisations.

However, when social media is used in the workplace as part of an organisation’s communications strategy, questions can arise regarding complex legal issues including data protection, employment law, defamation and privacy.

This seminar aims to make delegates and organisations aware of the legal risks involved with social media and will advise how to employ tactics to avoid potential problems by implementing a best practice approach and social media policy in the workplace.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legal and reputational risks associated with widespread use of social media in an organisation
  • Evaluate the use of defamation, privacy and breach of confidentiality in relation to social media usage
  • Determine when an employer could be liable for the actions of an employee on social media
  • Assess how data protection and copyright issues can be addressed
  • Implement a guidance and best practice approach to creating a  social media policy in the workplace
  • Reduce exposure to legal and reputational risk


Intended Audience

HR Managers, Line Managers & Corporate Leaders, employee relations officers and any person who works within a social media communications remit.


Multiple Delegate Discount

Limited Places Available – book early to avoid disappointment.

  • 3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
  • 5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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Social Media and Legal Risks: Developing a Social Media Policy in the Workplace


September 13th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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01 877 3910