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Trade Association Breakfast Series: Associations and Information in the Digital Age

June 22, 2010 • Washington, DC

The growing use of social media and interactive apps in a “Web 2.0” world promises both to expand the services an association can provide to its members and to make the management of those online activities ever more challenging. Associations already have well-defined processes in place for developing public positions through participation and consensus, but they confront new challenges in dealing with the far more fluid real-time dynamic of social media and the blogosphere. Associations’ Boards will expect their staffs to have policies in place for managing and monitoring online activities, and to have acquired a sufficient understanding of the changing legal environment to be able to identify and address the liability risks arising from the use, or inadvertent misuse, of data. Doing so will require the integration of HR, IT, marketing, and ethics/compliance resources as well as Legal.

In this timely and informative seminar, John Stewart and Rebecca Springer of Crowell & Moring will provide a roadmap of the new and changing rules for the collection and use of associations’ member data and employee data. The presentations will describe practical ways to protect data on an association’s website and to avoid liability for third-party postings. And they will provide practical pointers about what to address in an association’s employee policies and procedures governing blogs and the use of social media.

This event will be held at Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Breakfast and Registration is from 8:00-8:30 am and the program will begin at 8:30 am. Trade Association Executives and In-House Counsel are encouraged to attend.

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There is no charge for this program.

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