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FCA Handbook SYSC 10A.1.6

Recording Telephone & eCommunications

Retain transaction-related telephone recordings for UK MiFID II firms

Archiving Requirements

A firm must take all reasonable steps to record telephone conversations, and keep a copy of electronic communications, that relate to the activities in financial instruments referred to in SYSC 10A.1.1R(2) (and that are not excluded by SYSC 10A.1.4R), and that are made with, sent from, or received on, equipment:

(1) provided by the firm to an employee or contractor; or

(2) the use of which by an employee or contractor has been accepted or permitted by the firm.

All electronic records, including email as well as collaboration content like chat, whiteboards, and screen shares, must be retained in non-rewriteable, non-erasable format.

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