the leading provider of hosted archiving and compliance solutions for
email and electronic communications, is conducting its fourth annual
survey of compliance professionals in the financial services industry on
the retention and oversight of electronic communications, including
email, social media and instant messaging. Findings from the survey will
shed light on the compliance community's concerns and best practices in
meeting the electronic recordkeeping, supervision and data protection
obligations mandated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other
"Results from last year's survey illustrated that compliance
professionals are more comfortable and familiar with the practical
realities of conducting supervision on newer forms of electronic
communication, like social media," said Stephen
Marsh, CEO and founder of Smarsh. "As firms look to connect with
customers in new and innovative ways, regulators' requests are becoming
more sophisticated. We expect this year's survey to provide compliance
officers with valuable insight into how their peers are navigating this
Compliance professionals are encouraged to take the survey at www.Smarsh.com/2014ComplianceSurvey.
For each qualified registrant, Smarsh will make a charitable
contribution via Smarsh
Full Circle, the company's community service initiative.
The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and all answers
remain anonymous and will only be analyzed in aggregate. A report of the
key findings from the survey will be issued by Smarsh in spring 2014.
The 2013 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey Report is available
About Smarsh (www.smarsh.com)
Smarsh® delivers cloud-based solutions for archiving an expanding list
of today's digital communication mediums - including email,
messaging, public and enterprise social
messaging, and the Web.
Founded in 2001, Smarsh is the trusted archiving and compliance provider
for a growing base of over 20,000 companies that rely on it to help meet
regulatory compliance, e-discovery and record retention requirements.
The company is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in New York
City, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.smarsh.com,
on Twitter or like Smarsh on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmarshInc.
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