SR-NASD-2003-168

Release of Information Through the Public Disclosure Program

NASD has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend NASD Interpretive Material 8310-2 ("IM-8310-2") to enhance investor protection by expanding the types of information NASD makes available through its public disclosure program; to address fairness and privacy concerns by excluding certain information currently disclosed through the program based on the status or disposition of the event; to provide, upon written request and subject to terms and conditions established by NASD, a compilation of publicly available information about NASD members; and to make conforming changes.