The proliferation of social networking sites and user generated content sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr and Snapchat makes it more important than ever that businesses understand and manage the risks associated with employee use of IT systems. Risks include liability for defamatory content (exemplified by the Lord McAlpine case) and liability for copyright infringement, as well as employee grievances arising from objectionable content intended as humour.
BTO advises a wide range of enterprises on the risks associated with workplace usage of the internet, email and IT systems generally. We have wide experience in the drafting of email and internet policies, IT contracts, licences, service level agreements and data protection policies. We have a proud track record of providing free workshops and seminars to management, often in conjunction with technology providers, to assist you and your business in limiting your exposure to claims.
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