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With the rapid rise of social media in global communications, we regularly advise clients on effective social media strategy, policy and governance.

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We place great emphasis on providing advice that is both clear and pragmatic to our clients, working closely with them to achieve their goals.

Our proven experience in this field includes digital identity and online heritage issues, use of social media on the work floor, privacy compliance, defamation and removal of alleged harmful content.

We help companies draft social media policies which allow them to profit from all the benefits that social media has to offer, while mitigating the associated risks.

We also provide hands-on advice in respect of cookies, profiling and the transfer of personal data through commercial apps, as well as the legal aspects involved when using social media as a marketing tool.

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