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Insurance Institute of Ontario – Social Media and Cyber Libel – Emerging Risks and Potential Solutions

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by Insurance Institute of Ontario
September 17, 2019
18 King St. E. 16th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5C 1C4

There are currently 7 billion internet connected devices globally, the use of smart mobile devices is ubiquitous. Increasingly individuals of all ages communicate their personal and commercial experiences and expectations through social media platforms and with complacency expand their digital foot prints.

This seminar will review how the law of defamation (cyber libel) has developed to respond to expressions of opinion in social media within the personal, workplace and commercial context.

Participants will review:

  • The nature and source of potential defamation liability associated with social media use in the personal, workplace and commercial context,
  • The development of and adherence to of effective risk management strategies.
  • Potential Insurance coverage within personal and commercial lines – Limitations and scope.

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