Daily Archives: December 9, 2012
Posted by Bradley W. Deacon
It has been well documented lately that uploading compromising pictures can have lifelong consequences. Images depicting drunken behaviour, explicit sexual activity to attending sporting events or social activities whilst on ‘sick leave‘ can all have lifelong consequences.
Lord Leveson of the United Kingdom recently spoke at a privacy seminar in Sydney recently and given he led the inquiry into the British phone hacking scandal he is well qualified to remind us of ‘trial by social media‘ and its consequences.
Awareness, education and communication are paramount tools in the fight against the surge in ‘trial by social media’ and the more aware we all are of the ramifications of inappropriate social media activity the less damage will be incurred by all.