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Current laws can deal with criminal offences committed on social media

The House of Lords Committee on Communications concludes that new laws to cover offences committed on social media are not necessary as they are covered by current legislation.

‘Social Media And Criminal Offences’ (HL 37) finds that laws including the Communications Act 2003 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 are enough to ensure offenders are adequately prosecuted.

How does it affect me?

If you are employed in the social media sector, or if you are a user of social media, this will be of interest to you.

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