Social Media & Social Networking

By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
Continue Reading Europe: New rules for the platform economy

With over three billion people around the world using social media every month, it is no surprise that businesses are driving marketing spend towards social platforms to help them connect with their consumers, increase awareness about their brand, and (importantly) boost leads and sales.

DLA Piper recently hosted an event
Continue Reading The Connected Consumer: Top Tips for Social Media Campaigns

By Saher Valiani, Matt Holian and Jill Marinoff

Developments in technology are driving major change across all sectors and, in many cases, these changes are significantly impacting legal developments in a particular industry. In the past, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigations typically commenced following major regulatory action
Continue Reading An intersection of technology and life sciences: The impact of big data and social media

In the competitive world of personal finance banks are continuously looking for new ideas to gain a small commercial advantage over the competition.  Consequently, we have seen the introduction of internet banking and more recently the conduct of transactional banking on mobile phones.  Into this crowded arena the Commonwealth Bank
Continue Reading Banking on Facebook — The View from Australia

I was reading a post from a prominent social media “expert” providing advice for lawyers using social media.  In the post, among other advice, the expert recommended that lawyers look through twitter posts for people with problems and then offer to solve their problems by contacting the individuals via twitter. 
Continue Reading Social Media and Legal Professional Ethics