Regulatory Notice 10-06

Guidance on Blogs and Social Networking Web Sites

Executive Summary

Americans are increasingly using social media Web sites, such as blogs and social networking sites, for business and personal communications. Firms have asked FINRA staff how the FINRA rules governing communications with the public apply to social media sites that are sponsored by a firm or its registered representatives. This Notice provides guidance to firms regarding these issues.

 

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to:

 

  • Joseph E. Price, Senior Vice President, Advertising Regulation/Corporate Financing, at (240) 386-4623; or
  • Thomas A. Pappas, Vice President and Director, Advertising Regulation, at (240) 386-4500.