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Die Bafin überprüft inwiefern Bankmitarbeiter den Chat-Dienst für geschäftliche Zwecke nutzen. Foto: Reutershttp://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AA11ys01.img?h=152&w=270&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f © provided by Handelsblatt The BAFIN checks to what extent bank employees use the chat service for business purposes. Photo: Reutersdata portal copyright =

The business correspondence must be archived due to compliance rules. Chat courses are usually not archived and can simply be deleted.

The German financial supervision Bafin has asked several domestic banks to what extent employees use private means of communication such as WhatsApp for business purposes. This was learned by Bloomberg News from several informed people. The authority therefore wants to give itself a first overview of the topic. So far,

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was known after a earlier report by Bloomberg that Bafin is looking at the use of private chat services at Deutsche Bank AG. But apparently obtaining information from the authority goes beyond the country's largest bank.

also in the USA, where several large banks are affected, examinations by the regulators there are use to use WhatsApp. A spokesman for the Bafin did not want to comment on the information at the request of Bloomberg.

supervisors are bothered by the fact that when using WhatsApp, signal and similar services, it can happen that the banks have no access to business communication and that this can also be deleted by employees. Correspondence may have to be archived due to compliance rules.

Dekabank had only reminded its employees in a circular last week, which is Bloomberg, that the use of private intelligence services in the context of business communication must be avoided. A spokesman for the Sparkassen daughter confirmed the existence of the letter.

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