Securities Regulation and the Use of Social Media by Public Companies 09/10/2009Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, Legal Developments, Public Companies.
Tags: public companies, SEC, securities, social media
Public companies today, more than ever, disseminate corporate communications to their constituents (shareholders, customers, prospective investors) by means of a variety of social media platforms (corporate web sites, blogs, Twitter). In so doing, companies should consider whether the disclosure of corporate information runs afoul of the federal securities laws. To guard against federal securities law violations, public companies should implement policies to regulate such disclosures by company representatives.
To read more, click on: SEC’s Regulation FD on Fair Disclosure.