Keir Starmer Qc

CPS Publishes Full and Final Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

Brian John Spencer | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Social media users beware: you cannot tweet with impunity. Social media has made publishing vastly easier, but it has not made publishing responsibility free. And while the law was caught sleeping, it is now clear: the criminal and civil can come after you and hold you to account. Ignorance is no defense. So take note.

Social Media Prosecutions: Why I Have Published Guidelines Today

Keir Starmer QC | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech
Keir Starmer QC

It is perhaps worth remembering that the Communications Act was originally drafted in 1935, to protect telephone operator staff from abuse. Through various re-enactments its reach has extended from telephones to all those using the internet.