Social Media Policies – the traps for the unwary
Small businesses in South Wales will learn how to avoid the legal traps of social media at an event organised by Software Alliance Wales, led by Swansea University.
“Social Media Policies – the traps for the unwary…” is a free business workshop taking place at the Village Hotel in Swansea from 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 6.
Many companies are now beginning to understand the benefits of using social media, but the majority of small companies are not aware of the legal issues involved, such as the use of social media inside and outside of the workplace; and who owns LinkedIn contacts.
Guest speaker, Nicola McNeely, IP Partner at Capital Law, said: “Social media is a rich area for small businesses, and one that is growing at an exponential rate. Before diving in, I think all businesses owe it to themselves and their staff to be aware of the legalities of such technologies to protect themselves in the long term.”
In this business workshop, Ms McNeely will highlight the issues that can arise concerning the ownership and copyright of data on social networks, theft of confidential information by employees and the role social media can play in employment tribunal claims. Ms McNeely will also explain in real terms the considerations for those organisations looking to implement a social media policy.
Dr Neal Harman, Director of Software Alliance Wales, said: “The project has offered a number of events on the subject of social media, but this event provides an ideal opportunity for SMEs in South Wales, to learn about the legal issues and thereby safeguard their businesses. I’m delighted that Ms McNeely is able to join us again to offer key advice and legislative guidance to our delegates.”
The Software Alliance Wales programme, which is led by Swansea University in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan, Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, comprises four specific strands identified to support businesses in Wales. This event is offered as part of the Business ICT Workshops strand, and is made available through the programme to businesses in the Convergence areas of Wales.
“Social Media Policies – the traps for the unwary…” takes place at the Village Hotel in Swansea from 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 6, with registration at 6pm. To find out more or book a place at this free event contact the team on 01792 606663, email email@example.com or visit www.softwarealliancewales.com/events