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Is Social Media Considered ‘Real Monitoring’?

Aarti Maharaj | November 19, 2015

For compliance officers, monitoring employee behavior has always been a tricky road to navigate. With new social media platforms and apps popping up everyday, it seems that effective employee surveillance is becoming increasingly difficult for compliance officers.

A new survey from Compliance Solutions at Charles Schwab found that compliance practitioners spend 11 hours per week monitoring and surveilling their employees’ personal brokerage accounts, while half are closely monitoring social media platforms.

“We believe the 11 hour per week of monitoring does not include the time spent collating relevant data,” said Mallinath Sengupta, chief executive, NextAngles, a compliance solution provider. “One of the main issues that compliance officers face is collation of relevant...

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