Securities Law 101 (Part III): Watch Your Mouth! Regulation FD’s Impact On (selective) Disclosure

By | The Securities Edge | January 31, 2013
Securities Law 101 (Part III): Watch Your Mouth! Regulation FD’s Impact On (selective) Disclosure

In the wake of the SEC recommending an enforcement action against Netflix, Inc. and its CEO for social media postings that potentially violate Regulation FD, public companies must increasingly ensure that they understand, and comply with, their obligations under Regulation FD.

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LXBN TV: SEC Upset with Netflix CEO Over Facebook Post, Needs to Get with the Times—Robert White, Jr.

By | LXBN | December 17, 2012
Robert White Jr

Make no mistake, the Securities & Exchange Commission has a lot on its plate right now—from the JOBS Act, to combatting insider trading to a number of other things. With that in mind, getting their rules and regulations up-to-date during a time in which the technological landscape is changing drastically probably isn’t their highest priority. As a result, incidents like the one between the SEC and Netflix and its CEO tend to happen. See, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings shared a bit of news via a Facebook post; the SEC labeled it as “selective disclosure” and is now going after both Netflix and Hastings.

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Courts Preliminarily Approve Settlements in Netflix and Blockbuster Video Privacy and Protection Act Class Actions

Two Federal District Courts recently approved settlements in two significant class actions brought under the Video Privacy and Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710, et seq. (“VPPA”), which limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information about subscribers as well as the amount of time that video rental service providers can retain subscriber information.

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