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Public Training

How to Use Social Media

Legally in Workplace

(Course Code: BM190530)

Date: 30 May 2019 (Thu)

Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Venue: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

             Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese

Fee: HKGCC member HKD1,950 / HKGCC non-member HKD2,450

Remarks: This training course is co-organized with Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

The use of social media in the workplace has increased rapidly and the spontaneous and far-reaching character of social media posts makes them extremely powerful in promoting an organizations’ brand and also giving rise to platforms that facilitate the interaction of employees, employers and clients. However, it also raises legal issues, for example, those relating to privacy and personal data protection in personal and cooperate level, trademark or copyright infringement, social media marketing, labor relations, defamation, discrimination, internet abuse (cyber slacking, cyber bullying) and sometimes even criminal liability.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to assist the participants to understand relevant statutes, e.g. 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), Defamation Ordinance (Cap. 21, Law of Hong Kong) etc. and relevant court judgments in relation to the use of social media so as to assist them to formulate a proper and practical social media management within the workplace in order to protect the right and interest of the cooperates, employees, also to facilitate the business relationship with clients.

Course Content

  • Social media (corporate use/ employee use)

  • Relevant law relating to privacy, confidentiality and personal data protection

  • Relevant law relating to defamation

  • Relevant law relating to discrimination

  • Internet abuse 

  • Relevant law relating to social media and intellectual property rights

  • Social media evidence in court

  • Relevant practical issues in social media management


LAU Wan Ching, Barrister-at-law



Delegates who have completed the course with at least 80% of attendance will be awarded the attendance certificate jointly awarded by Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and CED School of Business.

Tel: 2153 9887

When you enrol in our course, you are expected to have read the terms and conditions shown in our website and agree with it.

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