Social networking is one of the greatest inventions of this generation and is sure to be even more prominent with generations to come. There are inherent dangers and downsides with just every type of technology but with some general security practices in place and good user education these threats can be minimised.

Guild members should ensure that if they are using social networking they are keeping within the law. In managing Facebook or Twitter accounts make sure that you are up to speed with your policies on responsible serving of alcohol, the legislation in respect of promotions and what you can and can’t advertise. Don’t leave yourself open to complaints or prosecution and ensure you keep control of the content of your social media sites.

See  Report of Data Protection Audit of Facebook Ireland published on 21/12/2011 under News/Archive Section. (AOG).