Apparently FAQ #5362 was not good enough and has been changed again. In addition to some additional background information, the “if the data can be queried” language has returned as a qualifier regarding digital recordings. See my post on this for additional information.
Of course these recordings can be searched. There are all sorts of commercial and open source tools available for search audio recordings.
All this is going to do in my opinion is cause my clients to use this as an out for not doing the right thing regarding their audio recordings.