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Lydian Webinar Series : Social Media - IP and Data Protection Pitfalls

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Today, nearly every company has its own page or account on social media, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, in order to promote its products and/or services, to recruit, to promote or celebrate (new) colleagues, to support a NGO campaign … or for internal purposes (e.g. posts of private events of the company, recording of interviews or training). Such use is not without risks.

Lydian’s IP and data protection teams will tackle the issues you may face while using social media during two consecutive webinars.

WEBINAR I : Data Protection Pitfalls

During the first webinar, which will take place on 2 December 2021 between 11.30 and 12.30, we will examine the data protection pitfalls and address, amongst others, the following questions:

  • How to qualify the relationship, in terms of GDPR, between your company and a social media platform when using plug-ins on your website? What are the consequences?
  • Is your company authorised to publish pictures or video recordings of (ex-)employees? Can the latter oppose such publication based upon his/her image right?
  • Can your company oppose the withdrawal of consent given by an ex-client? Is your company entitled to damages in such case?

Date : 2 December 2021
Time : 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


WEBINAR II : IP Pitfalls

During the second webinar, which will take place on 16 December 2021 between 11.30 and 12.30, we will discuss the IP pitfalls, which are mainly related to the content shared on social media platforms:

  • Can your company reshare a post or picture of a third party without the latter’s consent?
  • Can your company publish on its LinkedIn page a link of a press release where your company or a competitor is mentioned without the consent of the author?
  • What can or must your company do in case of false, misleading or denigrating review or comment on its social media page?
  • When advertising its products and/or services, is your company authorised to compare such products and/or services with those of a competitor? Under which conditions?


Date : 16 December 2021
Time : 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 


The webinars take place in English and participation is free of charge.

A few days before the webinar, you will receive further details from us to access from your personal computer.


We are looking forward to welcoming you.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at +32 2 787 90 77 or