Regulatory Notice 10-59

SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA Rule 8210 to Require Encryption of Information Provided Via Portable Media Device

Effective Date: December 29, 2010

Beginning December 29, 2010, information provided via a portable media device in response to requests under FINRA Rule 8210 must be encrypted.

The text of FINRA Rule 8210, as amended, is set forth in Attachment A.

Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to:

  • Emily Gordy, Senior Vice President and Director Of Policy, Enforcement, at (202) 974-2916;
  • Laurie Dzien, Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Data Privacy & Protection, Office of General Counsel (OGC), at (240) 386-6339; or
  • Stan Macel, Assistant General Counsel, OGC, at (202) 728-8056.