Potential Liability Issues Around Allowing Employees to Comment on Online Company Blog

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 21 April 2011
Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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We are currently considering setting up our own online blog that will allow both employees and the public to post comments on issues relating to our business. How do we handle any potential liability issues?

Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe writes:

The inherent informality of such sites (also known as “user generated content sites”) may cause some to believe that there is greater latitude to say or do things than in more formal contexts, say a newspaper or a television programme. The legal reality is however that those who join social network sites, or companies that create their own blog, and disseminate information and materials run the risk of being held responsible to others as a “publisher” and

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Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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