Tag Archives: social media

Demystifying social media for broker-dealers: 6 updates to FINRA guidance

Keeping up with the pace of change in social media is difficult for everyone. For broker-dealers, remaining in compliance with regulatory guidance is particularly difficult. Customers are constantly demanding more and more channels for online communication. Conforming to regulatory record-keeping … Continue reading →

What is Your Family’s Social Media Liability?

social media Liabilitiy

As social media use becomes increasingly ingrained in our daily lives, the potential for something we post to be taken out of context or misconstrued is only going to increase. When adults are being sued for negative yelp reviews and … Continue reading →

Convergence and Social Media Influence Across Industries

TMT convergence

Social media is causing an interesting convergence of sectors within technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). Technology firms are finding themselves becoming social media companies. Telecommunication firms are finding themselves in the tech business. It’s not exactly “dogs and cats living … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Labor Risk – Employees on Social Media

Scariest risks 2014

  Social media presents a unique and “scary” challenge for HR. It’s a tool for employers–for communicating with customers, creating an employment brand, and executing their recruiting strategies. It is also increasingly popular with employees, who interact with their personal … Continue reading →

Don’t Confuse Email with Social Media in the Workplace

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There is a quite a bit (rightfully) being written about the challenges of addressing social media related employment actions (hiring / firing); I’ve written some of these myself. But there may be a key distinction between how an employer could … Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

Shark Fin Emerging

Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they're keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a concrete threat this year? Continue reading →

Big Data: Is it all just Big Jargon?

Big Data

A colleague recently shared with me an amusing article regarding the phenomenon we know as “Big Data”. As a technical person, I could empathise with many of the author’s observations and share the view that many of us feel that … Continue reading →

#SEC Likes Social Media After All

SEC Likes Social Media After All

Last December, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took issue with a Chief Executive Officer after he used his Facebook page to provide an update on the company’s business activities. But that was months ago. Continue reading →

Emerging Reputational Risk of 2013: Insidious New Reputational Risk of Social Media

Emerging Risks

History is littered with examples of businesses that have been struck by reputational risks—the Perrier water example is oft quoted in management training programmes. Continue reading →

SEC to Netflix: “I Am Not Your Friend (Nor a Follower)”

SEC to Netflix: Facebook isn't Enough

Back in 2000, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Regulation FD (Reg FD) on the selective disclosure of information by publicly traded companies. Reg FD holds that when a public company discloses material nonpublic information to certain individuals or … Continue reading →