Social Media has become an integral part of our daily lives and dealings with one another. One can go as far as to say that it is the most prominent form of communication in this day and age. But, as with all good things, misuse holds great risks.

With the law on Social Media still being very much underdeveloped, it is important that users understand their legal rights and obligations when using these platforms.

Dingley Marshall has a team of ICT law specialists and can assist you in any disputes arising from the use of Social Media or any infringement of your rights on any Social Media platform. We are equipped and ready to educate individuals (including learners) and businesses alike on the proper use of Social Media platforms and the legal risks you face should you make a mistake.

Many things can go wrong in this world, for example, your copyright or trademark can be infringed, your picture made into a meme, trolls can harass you, being cyberbullied, falling victim to revenge porn, your employment relationship be reconsidered based on a Tweet, or you can buy a couch through a Facebook second-hand group and have the user disappear with your money.

DM Social can guide you through this minefield of Social Media and offer you innovative solutions to problems and preventative measures from a legal point of view.

Our team is able to advise on the full range of Social Media Law elements, including:

  • online harassment
  • defamation of character and hate speech
  • cyberbullying
  • copyright protection and infringements
  • trademark protection and infringements
  • social media policy and ICT policy drafting & enforcement
  • workplace training
  • privacy and data protection
  • corporate social media strategies
  • social media in the workplace & vicarious liability
  • consumer protection
  • online sale agreements
  • social media and job-searching training
  • creating a positive social media footprint.

We also run social media education programmes for learners, teachers and parents.

Read the dos and don’ts of social media in work place.