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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GDPR-roundtable on practical questions encountered during implementation

Roundtable - After the success of the roundtable sessions we held before the GDPR took effect (in May this year), our TMT team is enthusiastic about the session of 7 December, focusing on the lessons we have learned from working on multiple GDPR-matters in the past year. We will tackle some practical questions that we have encountered and that are not or cannot be readily answered by the new regulation.

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Seminar 'Personal data from a broader perspective: overlap inside and outside the privacy domain'

Seminar - On 20 November 2018, Stibbe will host a seminar on privacy. Several Stibbe lawyers will discuss personal data from a broader perspective and the overlap that can occur inside and outside the legal privacy domain.

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Tim Berners-Lee's Solid proposal: the future of data traffic?

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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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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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