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PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
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Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
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Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
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How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
How Lawyers Can Optimize Their Profile Feed On LinkedIn
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How To Create A Personal Profile On LinkedIn For Lawyers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
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In this edition, we reflect upon the key digital media events of the first half of 2015 and present the major deals, developments and trends across video, music, gaming and virtual reality....more
Over the last several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided the public with two new interpretive guides regarding the use of social media by public companies, investment companies and their...more
As we discussed in our February Bulletin, late last year Netflix and its CEO, Reed Hastings, each received a notice from the SEC Staff indicating that the Staff intended to recommend to the SEC that it institute proceedings...more
The SEC opened the barn doors on use of social media, or merely reaffirmed existing guidance, depending on your point of view, in a recent Section 21(a) report....more
Recognizing the reality that many investors likely get more information from Facebook and Twitter than a corporate 10-K and that most public companies have a robust social media presence, the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
On April 2, 2013, the SEC provided guidance on the use of social media to disclose company information in a Report of Investigation under Section 21(a). The investigation concerned Netflix's chief executive officer (CEO)...more
On April 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a Report of Investigation (the “Social Media Report”) clarifying that a company subject to Regulation Fair Disclosure (“Regulation FD”) may use...more
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report clarifying that companies can use social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter, to disseminate material nonpublic company information under Regulation...more
On April 2, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report (the Netflix Report) announcing that it would not pursue enforcement action against Netflix, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer, Reed Hastings,...more
Regulation FD -
Regulation FD prohibits US public companies or persons acting on their behalf from selectively disclosing material, nonpublic information to securities professionals or investors when it is reasonably...more
Last December, we wrote about the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s issuance of so-called “Wells” notices indicating that the agency was considering whether to bring enforcement proceedings against Netflix and its...more
The SEC has provided guidance to publicly reporting companies on how to use popular social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, consistent with federal securities laws.
On April 2, 2013, the Securities and...more
Yes, you can use social media to make material public disclosures. The SEC did not punish Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The reality is, however, the SEC gave a warning to executives: we are not going to do anything this time...more
On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a "report of investigation" that provides important guidance for companies that wish to use social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, to publicly...more
On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a Report of Investigation that directly addresses the application of Regulation FD to disclosures made through social media channels such as Facebook and...more
On April 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new guidance endorsing companies' use of social media to disclose information to investors – with certain caveats. The SEC's social media guidance was...more
On April 2, in connection with an investigation of Netflix, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer, Reed Hastings, regarding a possible violation of Regulation FD, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a Report of...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken a new position that publicly traded companies may use social media to communicate information to investors, so long as investors are first advised of the communication...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission" or "SEC") recently stepped into the social media age with its April 2, 2013 Report of Investigation pursuant to 21(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 concerning a...more
The Netflix Investigation -
On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, used his personal Facebook page to announce that Netflix had streamed 1 billion hours of content in the month of June. As the Securities...more
In connection with a Facebook post by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the SEC issued a report of investigation on April 2, 2013 (Netflix Report) indicating that Regulation FD permits a company to announce material information...more
On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report clarifying existing guidance to confirm that public companies may use social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, to announce key information in...more
On April 2, 2013, the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released guidance on the use of social media to disseminate material, nonpublic information under Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure)....more
The increasing presence of social media has created new avenues for companies to market to and connect with consumers, customers and investors. Many heads of industry maintain very public profiles, appearing regularly on...more
You probably remember a dustup from a few months ago when the SEC threatened to sue Netflix for violations of Regulation FD. Basically, the rule says that when a public company gives material nonpublic information to anyone,...more
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