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Navigating the world of social media without breaking the law

14 January 2016 2:31 PM
Remaining within the bounds of the law is integral to navigating the world of social media.

Remaining within the bounds of the law is integral to navigating the ever-evolving world of social media.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to social media lawyer, Emma Sadleir, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below.

That person's life, that person's reputation can be ruined with one update where no case has been laid.

Emma Sadlier, social media lawyer

I do see a place in society where victims can raise awareness and tell their stories, my problem is where this becomes the first port of call.

Emma Sadlier, social media lawyers

There's a section in the Criminal Procedures Act which says you can't name - whether directly or indirectly - an accused person in a sexual offences case unless they have appeared in court and have been asked to plead.

Emma Sadlier, social media lawyer

I always say the best thing about social media is that it gives everyone a voice and the worst thing about social media is that it gives everyone a voice.

Emma Sadlier, social media lawyer

14 January 2016 2:31 PM