The SEC has voted to publish for public comment a proposednational market system plan to create a single database that would enableregulators to track all trading activity in the U.S. equity and optionsmarkets.
The plan for the database, known as the consolidated audittrail, was submitted jointly by the self-regulatory organizations, according toan April 27 news release.
The proposed plan details the methods by which self-regulatoryorganizations and broker/dealers would record and report information, includingthe identity of the customer. The proposed plan also establishes how the datain the CAT would be maintained to ensure its accuracy, integrity and security.
Public comments on the proposal should be received by theSEC within 60 days of its publication in the Federal Register.