Social Networking and the Judiciary : Does Avoiding Judicial Isolation Outweigh the Risks Related to ‘Professional Death by Facebook’

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Karen Eltis

(2014) 3(4) Laws 636-650.

Résumé (dans la langue de publication) :

What happens when judges, in light of their role and responsibilities, and the scrutiny to which they are subjected, fall prey to a condition known as the “online disinhibition effect”? More importantly perhaps, what steps might judges reasonably take in order to pre-empt that fate, proactively addressing judicial social networking and its potential ramification for the administration of justice in the digital age? The immediate purpose of this article is to generate greater awareness of the issues specifically surrounding judicial social networking and to highlight some practical steps that those responsible for judicial training might consider in order to better equip judges for dealing with the exigencies of the digital realm. The focus is on understanding how to first recognize and then mitigate privacy and security risks in order to avoid bringing justice into disrepute through mishaps, and to stave off otherwise preventable incidents. This paper endeavors to provide a very brief overview of the emerging normative framework pertinent to the judicial use of social media, from a comparative perspective, concluding with some more practical (however preliminary) recommendations for more prudent and advised ESM use.

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Les principaux domaines d'enseignement et de recherche de la professeure Karen Eltis comprennent le droit comparé, la règlementation des nouvelles technologies, avec un intérêt particulier pour les droits de la personne, le cybercrime et la gouvernance démocratique. Ancienne directrice du Centre des droits de la personne, ses recherches actuelles portent sur l'impact des nouvelles technologies sur les tribunaux et sur l'éthique judiciaire, l'information génétique et la discrimination, la surveillance du courrier électronique en milieu de travail et l'administration de la justice et la sécurité nationale dans une perspective de droit comparé.

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