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DataParser supports delivery to Google Vault via API Import feature

January 31, 2023

17a-4 has developed DataParser to deliver third party data to Google Vault for Retention and eDiscovery.  DataParser can send any supported data source into Google Vault. 17a-4’s DataParser, the leading independent connector solution to collect and format third party data for archive retention and eDiscovery now supports delivery to Google Vault.  Google Vault is an […]

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Federal agencies records retention rules now apply to chats and texts

January 18, 2023

New records mandate issued by the National Archives and Records Administration expands retention requirement to include “email and other electronic messages” and details rules for automating. Electronic messaging, including chat application communications and texting, have become a primary form of communication in the modern government workplace, and this is especially true for U.S. federal agencies. […]

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DataParser develops support for Truphone text messaging

December 13, 2022

17a-4 has developed DataParser to support Truphone, one of the world’s leading innovators in eSIM, cloud and digital solutions.  The new module for Truphone text data is now generally available.  17a-4’s DataParser, the leading independent connector solution to collect and format third party data for archiving and eDiscovery, has developed the Truphone connector to capture […]

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Check List for Text Messaging Compliance

November 30, 2022

Regulated institutions are under pressure to capture and monitor text messaging.  Rather than react by incurring the cost of new technologies, firms should first analyze their specific requirements, review existing communication channels, and institute annual text messaging use policies and employee attestations. Due to recent SEC fines, text messaging compliance has become a topical and […]

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Summary of SEC Amendments to Rule 17a-4

October 24, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt amendments to the electronic recordkeeping, prompt production of records, and third-party recordkeeping service requirements applicable to broker-dealers.  These amendments make significant changes to SEC Rule 17a-4 and address regulations which apply to write-once, read-many (“WORM”) and the requirement for a Designated 3rd Party (“D3P”) (Rule 17a-4(f)(3)(vii)). […]

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DataParser supports new features in Zoom, Slack and Webex

October 13, 2022

New versions of DataParser for Slack, Webex and Zoom are now available.  17a-4 continues to add new features to DataParser to support the latest released versions of supported data sources.    17a-4’s DataParser, the leading independent connector solution to collect and format third party data for archiving and eDiscovery, continues to add features to major […]

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The next generation of DataParser is now in development

August 16, 2022

17a-4 announces work has begun on DataParser 8.  This next major version will have new security, reporting, analysis and interface features. 17a-4’s leading connector solution to collect chats and documents into archives is getting a major update.  DataParser, widely adopted in financial services, has rapidly expanded into many new verticals with the proliferation of remote […]

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17a-4’s Webex DataParser adds support for Webex Meetings in-meeting chats

July 11, 2022

DataParser has added support for Webex Meetings chat. This new version of the Webex module of DataParser is in testing and will be released soon. 17a-4, LLC has released a new version of Webex DataParser that now supports collection of in-meeting chats from Webex Meetings.  DataParser is a leading compliance solution to bring third-party data […]

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How to Prove that FINRA Registered Employees are NOT using Zoom Chat

June 30, 2022

Many of our financial clients have set up Supervisory Policies that allow FINRA registered employees to use Zoom for video but not to use Zoom’s chat feature.  This addresses the concern that written communication is required to be retained in accordance with SEC Rule 17a-4. However, the question is how can a financial institution ‘prove’ […]

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Capturing Collaboration Channels Can Prove Corporate Intellectual Property

June 07, 2022

The Challenge of Corporate IP Collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Salesforce’s Slack, Quip, Cisco’s Webex, Fuze and others have become very effective tools for engineering, software development, pharmaceutical, technology and other industries to manage teams that build and develop corporate Intellectual Property (“IP”).  Certainly, many of these platforms will retain these discussions but usually […]

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