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Legal Framework: Social Media

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 25th February 2016.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 9:30 am, 25th February 2016

The media quite properly play a role in reporting cases, but any lack of responsibility allows my office and, indeed, criminal law to intervene, particularly in respect of the Contempt of Court Act 1981. Detailed guidelines on the prosecution of such cases are available on the CPS website.