The leadership of the German unit Deutsche Bank has forbidden its employees to correspond in messengers WhatsApp, iMessage, Google Talk and others with corporate phones. On it informs edition Bloomberg, citing a source in the company.
Unlike emails, text messages cannot be archived by the Bank. The new policy also applies to personal phones of employees used for work.
“We fully understand that such measures will change your daily work, and sorry for inconvenience that will bring a ban. However, this step is necessary to ensure that Deutsche Bank continues to meet regulatory and legal requirements,” — said in a statement released by the Bank for employees.
In real terms during this quarter. Such messengers are also prohibited from texting on personal phones that are used for business purposes.
It is reported that in 2012, Deutsche Bank accidentally erased 482 record telephone calls which were necessary to store and delay the Bank in such a situation increased the debt to the Management for monitoring compliance with standards of conduct in financial markets by $122 million.
It is known that the Supervisory authority in 2010 has set the rules under which banks must record and store the calls of the traders for six months.
Earlier this week, a scientist from the University of California Tobias Bolter at Berkeley found that WhatsApp can change the encryption key and access the correspondence transparent to users.