‘Elephant in the room’: Combating tension between compliance and HR
Regulators are collaborating—both domestically and internationally—more than ever before. And they expect companies to be doing the same, noted panelists during a session on collaboration between compliance and human resources at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Supreme Court once again strikes blow to DOJ’s fraud theories
A pair of unanimous Supreme Court decisions handed down earlier this month are the latest in a string of cases in which it has expressed concerns about government overreach regarding anti-corruption enforcement and wire fraud statutes.
Record Meta fine brings wider GDPR ramifications for EU-U.S. data transfers
Meta’s latest punishment for breaching the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will have far-reaching ramifications for companies both in Europe and beyond.
2023 Excellence in Compliance Awards
Great connector Bill Burtis celebrated by colleagues as CCO of the Year
Bill Burtis, affable chief compliance officer of networking and cybersecurity solutions company Juniper Networks, was named CCO of the Year at the 2023 Excellence in Compliance Awards.
Amex GBT navigates tricky 2022 to win Compliance Program of the Year
Going public, sanctions, a key merger. For its navigating a series of competing compliance challenges while maintaining trust with clients and travelers, American Express Global Business Travel was honored as Compliance Program of the Year at the 2023 Excellence in Compliance Awards.
Flex Case Study
Case study: How Flex helps drive sustainability beyond its walls
Compliance Week’s Flex case study offers insight into how the global manufacturer is taking control of its sustainability reporting and environmental footprint. The four-part report is available exclusively to CW members.
Survey: Anti-bribery and corruption benchmarking
The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking report strives to give compliance practitioners insights into bribery and corruption challenges facing them in today’s corporate world.
Strengthening your supply chain defenses: A cybersecurity survey
By participating in this survey, you’ll help us gain insight into the current state of supply chain cybersecurity and identify best practices for protecting your organization from cyber threats.
Foster a Culture of Ethical Behavior
Strengthen your ability to monitor, create, and maintain a culture of trust where your team can thrive.
More from Compliance Week
Ask a CCO: Importance of data analytics, AI over next 5 years
Six senior compliance practitioners forecast the impact advances in data analytics and artificial intelligence will have in their future compliance efforts.
Five years in, GDPR still a lightning rod for criticism
The General Data Protection Regulation risks losing credibility if enforcement is not harmonized and privacy by design is not at the heart of tech innovation, said EU officials during a summit marking the fifth anniversary of the legislation.
Ask a CCO: Pressing pain point in working with data for compliance
Six senior compliance practitioners disclose hurdles their respective departments have faced in utilizing data for compliance purposes.
Ask a CCO: Biggest priority for upgrading compliance tech
Six senior compliance practitioners share their biggest priority areas for making technological upgrades to their respective compliance programs during 2023.
Whistleblower attorney: Companies that don’t welcome complaints may pay price
Businesses found ignoring tips from employees about possible internal wrongdoing could face stiffer penalties, warned Mary Inman, partner at law firm Constantine Cannon, at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Expert: It’s time to embrace artificial intelligence
The rapid rate at which technology is developing is staggering, particularly in relation to artificial intelligence. Can we, as compliance practitioners, keep up?
Ask a CCO: Where has tech made biggest difference in TPRM efforts?
Six senior compliance practitioners explain the impact technological advances have had in streamlining third-party risk management efforts.
DXC Technology self-reports possible Russian sanctions violations
DXC Technology Company disclosed it might have violated U.S. sanctions and export controls against Russia in its sale of a Russian subsidiary.
U.S. reinvigorates anti-Russia push with new sanctions, guidance
The United States once again ratcheted up sanctions against Russia in an attempt to further choke off the funds and military supplies the country is using in its war against Ukraine.
Meta fined record $1.3B in GDPR data transfer ruling
The Irish Data Protection Commission announced a record penalty of €1.2 billion (U.S. $1.3 billion) against Meta regarding its transfers of user data from the European Union to the United States in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Ask a CCO: Compliance team role in TPRM
Six senior compliance practitioners describe how their team contributes to third-party risk management at their respective companies.
OpenAI CEO to Senate: AI could harm world without regs
It is a good idea to regulate artificial intelligence programs like ChatGPT, the chief executive officer of the popular chatbot’s developer told lawmakers.
Four takeaways from Senate hearings on SVB, Signature Bank failures
Leaders at Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and the regulators who seized their banks testified before Congress across separate hearings.
FTC warns businesses to risk assess uses of biometric technologies
Businesses that make false or unsubstantiated claims regarding facial recognition and other biometric technologies could face enforcement from the Federal Trade Commission, the agency warned in a policy statement.
Murad to pay $3.3M for ‘egregious’ Iran sanctions lapses
California-based cosmetics company Murad, a subsidiary of Unilever, agreed to pay $3.3 million as part of a settlement with the Office of Foreign Assets Control addressing apparent Iran sanctions violations over an eight-year period.
Survey: Compliance tech priorities focused on TPRM in 2023
Respondents to a survey conducted by Compliance Week and FTI Consulting largely indicated third parties to be the most heightened area of risk to their businesses this year, with reporting and dashboarding and enhancing analytics capabilities among top priorities.
Deutsche Bank to pay $75M to settle Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking suit
Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by sexual assault victims of Jeffrey Epstein.
JPMorgan whistleblower candidly shares experiences at CW2023
If compliance officers are good at their jobs, they can expect to eventually catch their employers breaking the law, whistleblower Edward Siedle told attendees during a fireside chat at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Precision Lens, owner ordered to pay $487M in false claims judgment
A judge affirmed more than $487 million in penalties and damages against Precision Lens and its owner after a jury found they filed tens of thousands of false claims to Medicare and violated the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Wells Fargo to pay $1B to settle suit over consent order noncompliance
Wells Fargo agreed to pay $1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders who claimed the bank overstated its progress in complying with regulatory orders related to its 2016 fake accounts scandal.
SEC proposal seeks risk stability for clearing agencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a package of rule changes designed to enhance the risk management responsibilities and resilience of covered clearing agencies.
Photo gallery: Compliance Week National 2023
Nearly 500 attendees gathered at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. for Compliance Week’s 18th annual National Conference from May 15-17. Check out some of the sights from the event in our photo gallery.
DOJ official: Compliance team access, visibility into data a sign of effectiveness
One of the ways the Department of Justice will assess a firm’s compliance program is by judging how accessible and visible a company’s data is to its compliance function, an agency official told attendees at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
CW2023 leadership panel assesses new DOJ priorities, training impact
Recent policy changes at the Department of Justice provided plenty of fodder for a leadership panel of senior legal and compliance practitioners to discuss during Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Ex-Apple engineer charged with theft of trade secrets in DOJ sweep
A new strike force co-led by the Department of Justice and Commerce Department made an impact when charges against a former Apple engineer for theft and attempted theft of trade secrets were included as part of its first enforcement actions.
Glenn Leon at CW2023: CCO experience driving DOJ’s compliance program evaluations
Glenn Leon, head of the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, said “compliance is a very big area of focus” for the agency, during a fireside chat at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
CW2023: Lessons still to be learned from Bernie Madoff scandal, author says
The Bernie Madoff scandal came to light 15 years ago, but lessons from the notorious Ponzi scheme are as fresh as ever, author Jim Campbell said during his fireside chat at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
Tech think tank participants tackle TPRM, MDM, off-channel comms at CW2023
With new technology tools come risks that can’t be denied, a think tank comprised of senior compliance professionals discussed at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
CW2023 think tank: Compliance officers grapple with post-pandemic world
Senior-level compliance professionals granted anonymity met to candidly discuss the compliance officer’s role in a post-pandemic environment during a Day 1 think tank at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.
It’s not you, it’s your brain: CW2023 kicks off with neuroscience reality check
Neuroscientists Dr. Sahar Yousef and Lucas Miller kicked off Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference with a keynote reminding attendees we’re all human and there are habits we think set us up for success that actually work against us.
HSBC to pay $45M to settle CFTC spoofing, recordkeeping violations
HSBC was fined $45 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over allegations its traders used manipulative and deceptive trading practices. The bank and its subsidiaries were separately fined $30 million by the CFTC for business use of off-channel communications by employees.
GCI to pay $40.2M to settle False Claims Act case
Alaska-based telecommunications provider GCI Communications Corp. agreed to pay more than $40.2 million as part of a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice for alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
SEC risk alert highlights transition efforts from LIBOR
The Division of Examinations at the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a risk alert to aid registered investment advisers and investment companies in their transition efforts away from the London Interbank Offered Rate.
FDIC proposes large banks cover $15.8B in losses from SVB, Signature Bank failures
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding a special assessment on large banks to recover approximately $15.8 billion in losses attributable to the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.
ESG reporting an opportunity to showcase compliance quality
Hassan Chaudry, director of compliance at Canada-based asset management firm Starlight Investments, shares his take on how companies can derive value from their compliance efforts regarding environmental, social, and governance and anti-bribery and corruption.
Philips to pay $62M to settle alleged FCPA violations in China
Dutch conglomerate Royal Philips will pay more than $62 million to settle allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when its subsidiaries engaged in improper conduct to win contracts in China.
Experts: Austrian Post GDPR ruling offers clarity on damages compensation
A decision by Europe’s Supreme Court regarding Austria’s main postal service might make it easier for the bloc’s citizens to bring legal claims for privacy breaches—with potentially unlimited scope for damages.
French DPA fines Clearview AI $5.7M for noncompliance with previous order
France’s data protection authority last month fined facial recognition company Clearview AI €5.2 million (then-U.S. $5.7 million) for failing to comply with an October order to cease and desist from further violations of the General Data Protection Regulation.
HSBC, Scotiabank latest caught in regs’ off-channel comms sting
The Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC were fined $22.5 million and $15 million, respectively, by U.S. regulators for admitted recordkeeping failures regarding employee use of off-channel communications to conduct company business.
Ex-Coinbase manager gets two years in prison in crypto insider trading case
Former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a crypto insider trading scheme.
Inflation: A breeding ground for financial crime
Inflation has ripple effects on individuals and businesses, posing a wide variety of threats to the economy. It not only affects a country’s financial stability but also results in increased financial crime rates.
NYDFS proposes enhanced character reviews for bank officers, including CCOs
Banks operating in New York would have to step up their vetting of executives and senior officers, including chief compliance officers, under new guidance proposed by the New York State Department of Financial Services.
PCAOB finds ‘unacceptable’ deficiency rates in first China/Hong Kong inspections
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board found seven of eight audit engagements it reviewed in China and Hong Kong contained “unacceptable rates” of deficiencies.
Goldman Sachs to pay $215M to settle gender pay, discrimination case
Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $215 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the bank of pay and advancement discrimination against female vice presidents and associates.
FRC probing Deloitte work at retailer Joules Group
The U.K. Financial Reporting Council launched an investigation into the work of Big Four audit firm Deloitte at collapsed clothing retailer Joules Group.
Croatian DPA levies largest GDPR fine
The Croatian data protection authority handed down its largest penalty under the General Data Protection Regulation to date: a fine of nearly €2.3 million (U.S. $2.5 million) against debt collector B2 Kapital.
New York vies to lead way on cryptocurrency regulation
New York would be the first state in the nation to comprehensively regulate cryptocurrency under a sweeping bill introduced by Attorney General Letitia James.
SEC charges investment adviser in landmark Liquidity Rule case
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged New York-based Pinnacle Advisors and several mutual fund trustees with aiding and abetting violations of its Liquidity Rule—the agency’s first enforcement action related to the policy.
U.S. set to expand sanctions in Sudan
The United States is preparing to issue sanctions on individuals and entities it considers responsible for perpetrating civil unrest in Sudan.
Canada approves supply chain law for large companies
Large Canadian businesses must meet new supply chain rules starting in January that are designed to prevent products tainted by forced and child labor from entering the country.