Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard, spoke at the conference on the "Legal aspects of communication on the Internet." In her speech, Elena spoke about the main issues PR specialists face on the Internet, such as the placement of false and negative information and the legal tools to combat this, the protection of business reputation, the liability of intermediaries, the provision of evidence, restrictions on the distribution of adverts, localization and other topics. Also, Mrs. Fadeeva highlighted the use of relevant laws, including the Federal Law "About Mass Media", the Federal Law «About Advertising»
"Legislation that regulates the Internet and online communications is still only developing in the world and in our country. All questions related to any activity on the Internet in Russia are regulated indirectly by relevant laws and court practice, – said Elena Fadeeva. – As PR specialists it is important to use our skills and experience in the field of legislation and the knowledge of our rights and responsibilities. At the same time Russian legislation provides many opportunities to fight copyright infringement, intellectual property infringement and help protect reputation. "
In her speech, Elena Fadeeva mentioned principles of Internet regulation in terms of Russian and international legislation, in particular underlining the basic regulations operating on Russian territory and spoke about legal liability in case of violation.
Despite the completeness and versatility of this analysis, Elena Fadeeva noted that no current modern regulatory system can provide full control of all the processes in a virtual environment. In her opinion, it is necessary to consider this issue by further developing the code of ethics within the professional community and pay more attention to them as supporting regulatory mechanisms.
The REPUTATION ON-LINE national conference is a leading venue for experts to meet and exchange opinions on topical issues related to Internet communication development. The conference is attended by PR Directors of leading Russian and international companies, heads of communication agencies, press secretaries of state structures and journalists.
Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard is a joint venture created in December 2007 by Fleishman-Hillard (Omnicom Group Inc.), a leading international communications agency network, and Vanguard PR, Russian agency founded in Moscow in 1993. Since 2008 the agency is developing an affiliate network in the CIS countries, including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan under Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard brand with a Moscow hub. The agency is a part of a local cross-communications group that includes BTL/event specialist Elefante and creative/media Orta Media. Agency specialization is corporate reputation management, financial communications, government relations and public affairs, marketing and integrated communications, digital, technology and healthcare. www.fhv.ru
Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard is a founding member of the Association of Communication Consultancies (country member of the International Communications Consultancies Organization)