Employee Social Media Accounts - Financial Regulators Want Access

Original Broadcast Date: June 7, 2013

In an attempt to curb fraud and illegal insider trading communications, an unlikely alliance of regulators and industry groups, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or “FINRA” among them, are seeking to amend state laws to allow employers access to Wall Street employee’s social media accounts. These efforts are problematic for employers who are faced with conflicting requirements and responsibilities, and for employees, who are faced with the potential invasion of their personal privacy. Join our panel of legal experts as we explore this tension and discuss the possible consequences and outcomes should this access come to pass.
David A. Felt, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Lynn A. Goldstein, CIPP, Former Senior Vice President and
Privacy General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase
Montserrat C. Miller, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Christopher Sundermeier, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer, Reputation.com
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