Director of Public Prosecutions issues new social media guidance

Alison Saunders

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, has launched new guidance on the prosecution of offences involving social media. The revised guidelines cover cases where offenders set up fake profiles in the names of others, as well as advising prosecutors on the use of social media in new offences, such as revenge pornography and controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship.