bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Online Liability

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.

Contact: Paul Motion, Partner 


“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949