HoL Communications Committee launches Social Media Inquiry

15-07-2014 10:18

The House of Lords Communications committee has announced that it is conducting an inquiry into the legal framework surrounding social media.

Many individuals and business use social media daily for positives but it appears to be a growing use of social media for negative reasons.  The practice is often referred to as “trolling”.

The inquiry will look into whether various issues including whether the current framework of legislation, for example, The Harassment Act 1997 and Malicious Communications Act 2003 (amongst others) is adequate.

The Committee expects to report back on its findings later in the Summer of 2014.

For more information please see the  official press release:

 www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/communications-committee/inquiries/parliament-2010/social-media-offences/

We’ll report back as developments happen.

 

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