Why is it important to consider the context of displaying images and details of staff who have left your business on your website?

One of the reasons is that it can lead to a complaint of misleading advertising. 

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has recently investigated a complaint against a business that an ad on its website was misleading, as it displayed an image and details of a former employee on its "The Team" page. This was after the former employee had requested for her image and information to be removed from their website. 

The ASA agreed with the former employee that this was misleading and have directed the business that their advertising must not feature profiles of staff members who have left the business. 

At Markel Law we regularly comment on SME related matters. 

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