Social Media and the Law [Infographic]

by Nick Cicero on Jan 23, 2014

We often talk of the enabling powers of social media – connecting users across the globe billions of times over each day. And with more and more users are dumping more and more of their personal information leaving an extended digital diary along the way, there’s bound to be malice both from people we know and those we may never have even met.

Cartwright King Solicitors out of the UK compiled this infographic detailing some of the laws that affect social media and cases where people have been arrested or imprisoned due to breaking them.

“These days social media forms part of our everyday lives and using it to relay our emotions, particularly when intoxicated, could result in very serious consequences.” said Sophie Murray, Senior Associate and in-house Barrister at Cartwright King.

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Nick Cicero is the Editor at Social Fresh and a Digital Marketing Consultant. Formerly of Expion and Livefyre, Nick has experience building social campaigns for Sony PlayStation, Winn-Dixie, Eminem, Teen Vogue and more. He’s a fan of playing...

  • Thom Benson

    Do U.S. laws differ significantly from those in the U.K. regarding social media?

  • Matt Coffy

    Responsibilities, responsibilities. I don’t think there will ever be an absolute hand to take a good grip on everything but this is a good attempt, at least to control the most irresponsible.