BT Markets Truphone Call Recording in the US
LONDON -- BT today announced that it is joining forces with global mobile operator Truphone to market a mobile recording service for mobile devices to support US firms’ compliance with new financial markets regulations called for by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
Under the “oral recordkeeping” requirement of the Act, all companies operating or doing business with an organization in the US for certain regulated trading activities have to record all communications from mobile devices that lead to a trade. This information must be stored for a year in a retrievable format that can be easily searched, and includes conversations and data interactions made on mobile devices such as mobile phones and smartphones.
BT estimates that 50,000 to 70,000 mobile phone subscribers in the US could be covered by the Dodd-Frank Act and similar future regulations. The Truphone Mobile Recording service will be offered by Truphone along with BT’s management services. The relationship will take advantage of BT’s experiences in offering similar services in the UK.
The easy-to-use mobile recording service only requires a subscriber to install a Truphone SIM (subscriber identification module) card into an unlocked mobile phone. Recorded calls are then stored in a secure cloud based environment and can be quickly and easily searched and retrieved, supporting financial services firms to meet their compliance obligations.