TITLE

Chief prosecutor asks what's acceptable to say on social networks

PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
MacUser;10/12/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Keir Starmer, director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has launched a consultation on the use of social media and to issue guidelines relating to the application of law to comments made on social networking sites. The consultation is important as the Communication Act 2003 which covers criminal liability involving the use of a public electronic communication network did not consider the emergence of Facebook or Twitter. Cases involving the use of Twitter are mentioned.
ACCESSION #
82947574

 

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