Social Media E-Commerce Policy
If you do Social Media… do you have a Social Media Policy?
Social media has crossed over into the business realm, creating compliance concerns. This is the latest regulatory hot button for both Registered Investment Advisors and Broker/Dealers. As reported in a recent Reuters article:
“…Not having a social media policy in place – even one prohibiting the use of social media – was the most common violation of industry regulations, according to Amy Sochard, director of advertising regulation at FINRA.”
The 3 main challenges to address are:
- advertising rules and standards of communications with the public;
- supervision (approval and monitoring)
- record keeping
Do you have the most current E-Commerce policies in your Policies & Procedures?
- Internet (website)
- Blogs and Social Media
The complete E-Commerce Policy is delivered in WORD electronically for your easy customization.
The E-Commerce Policy is available here as a stand-alone document or included in the RIA Policies & Procedures and Code of Ethics.