Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Corporate Use of Social Media - How to help ensure a 'Like', not a Fail

23 September 2014

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP, CityPoint, One Ropemaker St., London EC2Y 9AW

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qLegal hosts Corporate Use of Social Media – How to help ensure a 'Like', not a #Fail?

In the last decade there has been explosive growth in the use of social media platforms, both by individuals and by organisations, keen to benefit from the rewards that social media can offer. However, social media presents its own risks. In this session, we will provide some top tips on how organisations can help avoid the legal pitfalls associated with the use of social media in the workplace, both in terms of the use of social media by employees and as an enterprise tool.

In this session, we will cover:

Social Media and Employees

  • Monitoring
  • Ownership of Social Media Accounts
  • Social Media Policies
  • Use of Social Media in Recruitment and Disciplinary Action

Social Media and the Enterprise

  • Blogs and Social Networks
  • Terms of Use
  • Privacy
  • Industry Regulations
  • Advertising


Our speakers will be Ann Bevitt, Partner (Employment) and Sue McLean, Of Counsel (European Technology Practice), Head of MoFo’s Social Media Practice in Europe

Sue McLean, Of Counsel, is based in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and is a member of the Technology Transactions Group and the Global Sourcing Group. Mrs McLean has thirteen years of experience advising on a wide range of non-contentious technology matters, including outsourcing transactions, technology procurement, licensing and distribution, digital media/distribution (including in terms of website and mobile app terms of use and sale, intellectual property, consumer protection, online gaming, accessibility and social media), and data protection and cyber- security. Mrs McLean leads the firm's Social Media practice in Europe and is a regular contributor to Socially Aware, the firm’s award-winning newsletter and blog devoted to the law and business of social media.

Social Media Week

qLegal is hosting a number of free events during Social Media Week in conjunction with its partners Edwards Wildman and Morrison & Foerster. Social Media Week is a leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.

How to Book

This event is free but prior registration is required via the qLegal Eventbrite page.


For more information, please contact lac@qmul.ac.uk.

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