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A couple of days ago, our company issued a social media policy.  In that it stated, the easiest ways to remain in compliance when using social media sites are: (1) not to identify the company as your employer, (2) not to use social media to do business or communicate about work, and (3) not to provide any information about the company or its brands.  In addition, to help avoid regulatory issues, consider qualifying opinions with appropriate disclaimers such as: The views expressed are mine only and do not represent the views of my employer or anyone else”. 

 

My company is a public company in a high-profile industry regulated by the SEC and FINRA.  I know that I have not discussed any work-related topics.  Wouldn't you hate to talk about work outside of work, since we've all spent too much time working already? 

 

To protect my company’s reputation, I have added the above disclaimer.  In addition, I have pulled off any reference to my company just to err on the safe side, since some of the articles on my blogs contain some controversial remarks. 

 

Anyway, I thought that I would let you know in case you are trying to figure out which company I work for and why I made such a statement. 

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  • wakasui
  • Interesting... So LinkedIn is out too?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LinkedIn

    I would say that close to 1/4 of coworkers I work closely with are on both LinkedIn and Facebook. And almost all of us identified ourselves as company employees.
  • That's because I work in a highly regulated industry. We need to make sure that our opinion does not represent the company and that the company is not impacted by what we said.

    The SEC and FINRA consider communications that refer to our company through social media to be "public communications," requiring adherence to multiple regulatory requirements. As employees of our company, these regulations apply to us at all times, whether we are at work or on our personal time.

    When it comes to social media, these rules apply to our communications on any site in which our affiliation with the company is "known, identified or presumed." This means that if we mention our "work" in a Twitter communication (or "tweet,") it would be subject to these rules if it (or another site such as our Facebook profile) identifies us as our company's employees. In this case, the content of our tweet would be covered by this policy and would be discoverable (meaning we could become involved in legal proceedings).

    More specifically, FINRA prohibits us from engaging in any business-related communication that is not approved and supervised by our company. This means that all of our company-related business communications must be sent through the company's systems (email, websites, etc.) to ensure that they meet the company's records and information management requirements and are appropriately supervised.

    Regarding Twitter, we are advised not to list any of our company's site properties in our profile in Twitter. Any tweet or retweet of our company-related stories could be interpreted as advertising or testimonials.

    Regarding LinkedIn, we are advised not to join or participate in discussions pertaining to our company or its business in any unofficial group using our company's name.

    Regarding Facebook, we are advised not to post pictures, video or other documents related to our company, including work events or locations. We may post pictures of a coworker when we’re in a non-work context (assuming we have their consent); however, we cannot take pictures or video at work-related events or locations. We may accept “friend” requests from coworkers and email about topics other than work. However, if someone contacts us about the company or our role at our company, we need to respond via the company’s email system to ensure we meet our books and records requirements. On Facebook, we are advised not to create“Fan Pages” or “Groups” about the company.

    elisaenglish 於 2010/02/23 11:11 回覆