Updated Saturday, October 25, 2014 as of 12:44 PM ET

How Software Can Help Banks Meet Social Media Rules

The recent, and some say extremely onerous, social media compliance rules proposed by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council join a bevy of existing rules from regulators such as FINRA and the SEC. Unless a bank has a large pool of employees who can monitor social media activity, it will need to use some kind of social media compliance software to monitor not only what its employees are saying on social media, but what the public is saying about the bank - even if it's made a conscious decision not to engage on Twitter, Facebook and the like. The FFIEC calls for a thorough social media risk management program anyway.

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