This event took place at the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Thursday, 6 July 2017.
Date: 6 July 2017
Time: 15:00 to 17:00
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Book now: Free event. Advanced registration on the SAS booking site required.
The Legal Challenges of Social Media
Chairs: David Mangan, City Law School, and Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde
Ian Walden, Queen Mary, University of London
Daithí Mac Síthigh, University of Newcastle
Edina Harbinja, University of Hertfordshire and University of Strathclyde
Lorna Woods, University of Essex
Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide?
This event will facilitate a discussion of this critical issue and others included in a new book: The Legal Challenges of Social Media (edited by David Mangan and Lorna E Gillies, Edward Elgar, 2017). The book engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media.