Using social media to promote your business can reap big rewards, but also carries big risk, so you need to be informed to protect yourself and your business.
When you use Social media as a marketing tool, you need to be aware of the laws, locally and internationally, as every post you make can have legal consequences.
Griffith University Social Media Law and Risk Management Course Convenor Professor Mark Pearson says, it’s important to know the rules when you post on social media.
“Everything you write is subject to law,” Professor Pearson says.
“Even though you may pass laws in your own country a post may violate International laws, and your work is subject to laws wherever it is downloaded.
“This means you could be dealing with more than 600 different legal systems, so you need to be aware.”
To assist businesses navigate the social media mine field, Professor Pearson has created a free tip sheet, ‘Top 27 tips for social media law and risk management’.
The tip sheet provides a starting point for businesses and individuals, delivering insights into what you need to know about protecting yourself and your business online.
For even further insights people can undertake the Social Media Law and Risk Management course, commencing at the end of February.
Students can choose to study either online or on-campus at Griffith’s Nathan or Gold Coast campuses.
To download the free Top 27 tips for social media law and risk management tip sheet or for more about the Social Media Law and Risk Management Course visit: Social Media Law and Risk Management