On January 25th, FINRA advised that the SEC has approved amendments to FINRA Rule 8210 that clarify the scope of FINRA's authority under Rule 8210 to inspect and copy the books, records, and accounts of member firms, associated persons, and persons subject to FINRA's jurisdiction; specify the method of service for certain unregistered persons under the rule; and authorize service of requests under the rule on attorneys who are representing firms, associated persons, or persons subject to FINRA's jurisdiction. The amendments are effective on February 25, 2013. FINRA Regulatory Notice 13-06.