05 July 2016

Online Harassment - How to Protect Yourself Legally

Social media use is reaching prolific levels and with it cyberbullying, harassment and online trolling is becoming more commonplace.  But if you are a target what can you legally do to protect yourself? While there are no specific cyberbullying offences, this kind of conduct is considered a crime under many criminal laws, some of which include jail time as punishment. The Commonwealth Criminal Code makes it an offence to use electronic communication to harass, menace or offend.
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Defamation can also be a criminal action where the offensive conduct was published and intended to cause serious harm. This could land the offender up to three years in jail or a hefty fine.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald article here.

 

CyberHound's CleaView technology can help protect you . ClearView can help protect your business from threats including:

  • Data leakage
  • Staff productivity
  • Persona management – i.e. personal vs corporate use of social platforms
  • Cyber-bullying and harassment
  • Over-sharing of information and images
  • Long-term reputational damage

Without ClearView it is not possible for organizations to have confidence in their ability to manage these risks. Blocking social media is no longer a valid option as staff expect to have access to these tools for business and personal reasons.

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