The PRII has today (20/12/2016) made a submission to the Department of Justice and Equality’s public consultation on the Review of the Defamation Act 2009.
Public relations and communications professionals have unique exposure to Ireland’s defamation legislation; on one-side they are conscious of it in terms of the protection it offers to their client or employer’s reputation, but on the other side, they are exposed to it in terms of their own publishing on social media, in press releases or website content.
PRII recently surveyed members and sought further contributions on the topic. The survey highlighted a broad consensus among members that there was need for reform regarding:
Those areas form the basis of PRII’s submission and it makes the following proposals to the Department of Justice’s Defamation Act 2009 review:
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