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AP Reporter Accused of Libel by Tweet

Did an Associated Press reporter commit a foul against an NBA referee earlier this year by defaming him on Twitter during a league game? On March 14, 2011, National Basketball Association official Bill Spooner filed a federal defamation case against Associated Press sports beat reporter Jon Krawczynski...

Jonathan Marks Tweets and Why You Should Be On Twitter

Yesterday my Fraud Examiner colleague Tracy Coenen posted a blog entitled, " Why I'm quitting Twitter (and you should too ) ". My blog today will set forth the reasons why the compliance practitioner should refrain from quitting Twitter, actively participate and why the greater compliance...

Compliance and Google+

Over the past few weeks, Google+ has exploded as a new social web platform. We had friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter. Now there are Circles on Google+ . What does this mean from a compliance perspective? Not much for right now. Google+ does not seem to present any new issues that...

Social Media Power-How it Impacts Your Compliance Program

In a September 26, 2011 article in Forbes magazine, entitled " Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution ", author David Kirkpatrick argues that the social media revolution has so empowered employees and customers that these groups will soon be calling the shots in companies and...

Tweets and Status Updates Meet the Courtroom: How Social Media Continues to Be a Challenge for E-Discovery in 2011

by Nadine R. Weiskopf The social media explosion is more than a cultural phenomenon; it is creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of electronic evidence. Social media presents a new tool for judges and lawyers seeking to acquire relevant electronic data. However, the unique...

Boards Go Social

by Marcel Bucsescu A recent Knowledge@Wharton piece, published on February 9, 2012, caught my eye. The piece, titled Seven Steps for Board Success in the Facebook Age , is by Barry Libert , a director, author, and social technology investor. Libert's focus in the piece is on the board's...

Widespread Use of Social Media Creates Additional Risks for Companies

Network Security Risk: Because of their nature, the use of social media websites increases a company's exposure to cyber threats such as malware and phishing attacks. With many users accessing their social networks from computers in the workplace, often these issues are simply caused by an...

Will Social Media Force Significant Changes in Our Board Rooms?

by Howard Bergman At a recent Conference Board webcast, Governance Watch: Social Technology in the Boardroom . Bob Zukis, Chairman and CEO of Saaskwatch Systems (and a Senior Fellow in the Governance Center) and Barry Libert, Chairman and CEO of OpenMatters, argued that it will. I hardly have...

AP Hack Demonstrates the Power of 140 Characters #Twitter

by Donna Ray Berkelhammer Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter , being a relative new kid on the block, can be especially mystifying. What is Twitter and...

Social Media Week Part I – Using Social Media In Your Compliance Program

Welcome to Part I of Social Media Week. I recently did a webinar, hosted by The Network, on the use of social media in your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program. The response was as great as almost any other webinar in which I have participated. Based upon the overwhelming feedback...

Social Media Week Part II – Sharing in the Compliance Function

I continue my exploration of the use of social media as a tool of doing c ompliance by looking at some concepts around the sharing of information. In a recent podcast on Social Media Examiner, entitled “ Sharing: The Art and Science of Social Sharing” , podcast host Michael Stelzner interviewed...

Social Media Week Part III – Twitter and Innovation in Your Compliance Program

I continue my exploration of the use of social media in your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program today. One of the ways that Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) and compliance practitioners can communicate about their compliance programs is through the use of the social media tool Twitter...

Social Media Week Part IV – Telling a Story About Honey

I continue my exploration of the use of social media in doing compliance by taking a look at a very innovative social media solution to a difficult compliance issue around, of all things, honey. This example shows how creative thinking by a lawyer, in the field of import compliance, led to the development...

Social Media Week Part VI – Social Media and CCO 3.0

I conclude this exploration of the uses of social media in doing compliance by exploring why the compliance function is uniquely suited to using social media tools. Long gone are the days when Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) or compliance practitioners were lawyers housed in the Legal Department or the...