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The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper.
REGULATION FD -
Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...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 financial institutions and investors turn to social media to instantly share snippets of news and potential clues about market trends, the FBI and SEC are monitoring such postings for evidence of insider trading and...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
In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated that the Netflix Section 21(a) report stands for the proposition that use of social media is acceptable “so...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") recently issued a Report of Investigation (the "Report") in which it provides helpful guidance to public companies regarding their use of social media to disclose material...more
On April 2, 2013, the SEC issued a report and press release making it clear that companies are permitted to use social media outlets to disclose information in compliance with Regulation FD. More on the SEC's report and press...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a report concluding that social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, may constitute legitimate means for a reporting company to make public announcements in compliance with...more
Two stories playing out today have our attention for similar reasons. Both examples relate to the influence of social media, namely Twitter, as a function of risk management....more
"While the guidance is not hard to understand, it will be difficult to apply. And the SEC will be looking for someone to cross the line..." - Stephen M. Quinlivan; Leonard, Street and Deinard...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
Public companies are encouraged to rigorously analyze SEC guidance prior to disseminating material information via social media....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
The Securities and Exchange Commission gave the green light last week for companies to share material, nonpublic information with investors over social media – as long as companies disclose beforehand which specific channels...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
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a Report of Investigation on April 2, 2013, that addresses whether public companies may use social media to make certain announcements....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
On April 2, the SEC issued a report that allows companies to use social media outlets to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD), provided investors have been alerted about which...more
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