Social Media

We are Stibbe Social Media specialists

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

Social Media

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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23.08.2018
ECJ: Facebook fan page administrator is a joint data controller

Short Reads - On 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") decided on several preliminary questions that were raised in an administrative proceeding between the German Data Protection Authority ("GDPA") and Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH ("Wirtschaftsakademie"), a German educational services provider that offers its services through a Facebook fan page. In its decision, the ECJ held, among other things, that Wirtschaftsakademie qualifies as a data controller ex Article 2 under d Directive 95/46/EC[1] ("Privacy Directive").

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09.05.2018
FAQ: Hoe is de bestuurlijke handhaving van de Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming (AVG) vormgegeven?

Short Reads - Op 25 mei 2018 treedt de Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming ("AVG") in werking. De verordening heeft rechtstreekse werking in het Nederlandse rechtssysteem. Het gevolg daarvan is dat de Nederlandse privacywaakhond, de Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, een scala handhavingsinstrumenten op grond van de AVG kan inzetten om naleving van de privacywetgeving te bevorderen.

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Countdown 1 day until GDPR : Will administrative fines for violation of the GDPR increase compared to the fines imposed by current national regimes?

Short Reads - Only 1 more day to go before the GDPR becomes fully effective. Preparing your company for the application of this new regulation requires a correct understanding of its principles. Each week, we highlight one particular misconception regarding the interpretation of the GDPR.

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11.05.2018
Privacy in een nieuw jasje: een vergelijking van beschermingsniveau tussen de Wbp en de AVG

Articles - De AVG zal op 25 mei 2018 inwerking treden. Dit zal de privacyregelgevingaanscherpen. Door een territoriale uitbreiding van het toepassingsbereik van de regelgeving, meer focus te leggen op (verplichte) controle van naleving van de verordening voorafgaand aan een verwerking van persoonsgegevens, in combinatie met een uitgebreider arsenaal aan handhavingsinstrumenten voor de Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, zal de bescherming van privacy voor burgers in de EU toenemen.

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