Expungement rule approved. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced SEC approval of FINRA Rule 2081 (Prohibited Conditions Relating to Expungement of Customer Dispute Information). The rule prohibits members from conditioning customer settlements on the customer’s agreement to consent to, or not to oppose, a request to expunge such customer dispute information from the Central Registration Depository. The rule is effective immediately. (7/30/2014) FINRA Regulatory Notice 14-31.