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SEC doubles previous record with $114M whistleblower award

2020-10-22T20:01:00+01:00By

A $114 million whistleblower payout announced Thursday is the highest ever awarded by the Securities and Exchange Commission, more than doubling the previous $50 million record set in June.

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NIST guidance tackles how to integrate cyber-security with ERM

2020-10-22T15:34:00+01:00By

New guidance from NIST aims to demystify a process with which many companies across all industries have long struggled: how to seamlessly integrate cyber-security risk into an overall enterprise risk management program.

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce mulling CCO liability framework

2020-10-22T19:37:00+01:00By

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce revealed in a recent speech that she is considering developing a draft framework that would aim to clarify when the Commission may seek personal liability in compliance cases.

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‘FinCEN Files’ reaction poll: Corporate culture blocks AML compliance

2020-10-22T17:48:00+01:00By

In the aftermath of the “FinCEN Files” leak, financial industry practitioners polled by Fenergo say changing the system needs to start within their own institutions.

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Bitcoin platform operator fined $60M for AML violations

2020-10-19T21:23:00+01:00By

Larry Dean Harmon, the operator of virtual currency platforms Helix and Coin Ninja, was assessed a $60 million civil penalty by FinCEN for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and its implementing of AML regulations.

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Split SEC loosens conflict-of-interest rules for independent auditors

2020-10-19T16:54:00+01:00By

The Securities and Exchange Commission has moved forward with relaxing its conflict-of-interest rules for independent auditors by a 3-2 vote.

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Anatomy of a 90% fine reduction: How BA saved $200M on GDPR penalty

2020-10-16T19:44:00+01:00By

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office agreed to slash its intended GDPR fine for British Airways from £183.39 million (U.S. $230 million) to just £20 million (U.S. $26 million). What was behind the massive reduction?

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Leading the way: Diversity standouts among Canadian public companies

2020-10-16T17:47:00+01:00By

A new report assessing diversity disclosure trends among Canadian public companies also showcases several corporate standouts for chief ethics and compliance officers to benchmark their programs against.

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