5.4.7 Social media
Social media campaigns to draw attention to community share offers are a well established practice. It is beyond the scope of this handbook to state how the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations applies to all the various forms of social media. The main issue here is whether the electronic message is directed at and can be stored by an individual, in which case prior consent may be required. Where the communications are not directed at or designed to be stored by individuals then the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations may not apply.
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