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Why social media disputes can be a Pandora’s box

29 May 2024,  Tshiamo Malimane

Social media sites and the use of these sites for personal and business use are accepted in today’s digital world.... For many businesses their social media presence is a vital part of their ability to connect, engage and sell to their clients. But what happens, when owners change or the persons running these sites on behalf of a business refuse to provide access to the sites? How easy is it to address these disputes?

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Social media vulnerability: A headache for employers?

01 May 2024,  André van NiekerkDr Damian ViviersMark le Riche

Personal information has become the currency of the digital economy. Despite growing awareness of the importance of protecting one’s right... to privacy, many people find themselves sharing, providing, conveying and divulging information across multiple platforms and devices as part of their daily ritual of engaging, trading and communicating with others. Unfortunately, it is exactly this carefree mindset which plays into the hands of lurking cybercriminals and can also impact employers.

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The importance of securing your social media account

01 May 2024,  Ahmed DhupliDr Damian Viviers

With social media and online platforms driving sales, client engagement and marketing in many businesses, it is small wonder that... cybercriminals are increasingly targeting social media and other accounts of businesses. In this article we look at some of the risks businesses may face and basic steps a business can take to make their social media accounts safer.

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Limitation of the Right to Privacy on Social Media

11 April 2016,  Lucian Companie

My business partner managed to get hold of my Facebook password without my knowledge. I’m unhappy with the running of... the business and have been talking to clients on Facebook about moving to a new business which I want to start. I never gave him my password and said the things on Facebook in private. Surely he can’t use this information?

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How to regulate employee social media use

09 February 2016

Recently one of my employees posted a number of defamatory comments via her various social media platforms regarding some of... her colleagues. I have already addressed the matter with her individually, but would like to prevent issues like this cropping up in the future and also protect my business. Most of my employees are on various social media sites and my business also has various social media accounts. Is there anything I can do?

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Harassing your social media harasser!

14 December 2015,  Lucian Companie

About a month ago a person started sending me inappropriate e-mails and posting lewd comments and messages on my Facebook... and Google Plus pages. I’ve tried blocking the person and telling them to stop, but he or she keeps changing their email address and user profile and keeps coming back. I don’t even want to look at my phone or computer anymore. Is there anything I can do?

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Social Media and the Law

30 September 2013,  Nanette Janse van Rensburg

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become an integral part of our everyday lives and have... an important role to play in our social environment and help us keep in touch with others and stay informed of events around the world. Yet despite many of the benefits of social media platforms, these platforms also create opportunity for abuse and often bring out the worst in people, often without thought as to the consequences of their action.

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Can social media get you fired?

17 July 2012

Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, LinkedIn and many others have become increasingly popular not only for... social purposes, but also as tools to assist in job hunting and business networking. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware that, as useful as these social media sites may be, there also lurks hidden dangers for the online ‘socialite’.

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