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Nowadays, social media is widely used in the workplace in Hong Kong. No matter whether the communications and instructions are between employers and employees, or the sales activities and connections are between companies and customers, social media is often employed as a medium for communication or a platform for sales and purchase. However, with the rapidly growing use of social media in the workplace, it might inevitably lead to legal issues such as privacy and personal data protection in both personal and corporate level, trademark or copyright infringement, social media marketing, labour relations, defamation, discrimination, internet abuse (cyber slacking, cyber bullying) and even criminal liability.

This course enables participants to understand relevant laws and court judgments in relation to the use of social media at work, including Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486, Law of Hong Kong), Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 487, Law of Hong Kong), Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap. 602, Law of Hong Kong), and Defamation Ordinance (Cap. 21, Law of Hong Kong). It will assist participants in formulating an appropriate and practical social media management strategy in the workplace while protecting the right and interest of the corporation, employees, and fostering business relationship with clients.

Target Audience: Employers; employees; executive management staff; managerial staff who work in IT, social media or digital marketing.

- Social media (corporate use/ employee use)
- Relevant law relating to privacy, confidentiality and personal data protection
- Relevant law relating to defamation, discrimination and Internet abuse
- Relevant law relating to social media and intellectual property rights
- Social media evidence in court
- Relevant practical issues in social media management

Speaker(s) LAU Wan Ching, Barrister-at-law, Accredited Mediator
Ms Lau was called to the Bar of Hong Kong in 2007. Her areas of specialization (civil practice) include broadcasting and media, company, contracts, family, land and property, personal injury, mediation, mental health, and sale of goods. She is also experienced in conducting criminal litigation (criminal practice), acting for prosecution as counsel on fiat or acting as defence counsel to defend in criminal cases (including traffic and departmental summons). Starting her private practice for mediation since 2011, she is an accredited mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK; an accredited general mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited; a listed accredited mediator both of the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator's Office of Lands Tribunal; and a mediator of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office. Prior to becoming a legal professional, Ms Lau worked for broadcasting media in Hong Kong as a senior journalist and news anchor including the News and Information Services Division of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), News Channel of Cable TV, and also the News Department of Asia Television for more than a decade. Therefore, she is equipped with a strong background in media law, including libel/defamation, privacy, reputation risk and access to information.
Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2019/05/30 09:30 to 17:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 28231282
Fee Members @ HK$1,950 / Non-Members @ HK$2,450
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
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- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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