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FTC looks worryingly timid in staying silent on Facebook


The FTC, by dragging its feet and keeping silent on a massive Facebook fine, raises concerns about its potential role as top cop on the data privacy beat.


Reckitt Benckiser’s record $1.4B opioid settlement a warning for drug companies


Reckitt Benckiser Group will pay $1.4 billion to resolve a long-running federal investigation concerning the sales and marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone.


Bob Ward on pros of targeted sanctions


Bob Ward, director of trade compliance at Wesco International, explains to columnist Tom Fox the benefits of targeted sanctions and how compliance practitioners can properly respond to such.


Best of CW2019

The 14th annual Compliance Week conference is in the books, and with it more than 60 sessions filled with helpful anecdotes, shared best practices, career advice, and much, much more.


Top Minds

Compliance Week is thrilled to announce its Top Minds Class of 2019, a group of 12 of the brightest stars of the compliance community whose achievements are dwarfed only by their personal integrity and dedication to ethics.

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SEC charges former Illumina accountant with insider trading


The SEC has filed insider trading charges against a former Illumina accountant and friend whose alleged scheme resulted in $6.2 million in profits.


SEC’s Clayton emphatically defends Reg. BI


SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, speaking to an audience of financial professionals in Boston, vigorously defended Regulation Best Interest and came out swinging against critics.


Warren, Dems seek mandatory climate disclosures


Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has reintroduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act, legislation that would require public companies to disclose their exposure to climate-related risks.


Agencies exclude community banks from the Volcker Rule


Five federal financial regulatory agencies announced this week they have adopted a final rule to exclude community banks from the Volcker Rule.


Florida man sentenced for role in collapse of Puerto Rico bank


The CEO of a now-bankrupt pharmaceutical company was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a $100 million plot that triggered Westernbank of Puerto Rico’s collapse.


FASB seeks comment on how to sort out goodwill issues


FASB is looking for input on how to address ongoing problems in the reporting of certain intangible assets, especially goodwill.


Regulatory events: What’s hot this summer!

2019-07-09T20:46:00+01:00By DeAnn Orie

Here’s a look at some upcoming events and training from regulators like the SEC, DOJ, and PCAOB.


Marriott reveals $124M GDPR fine for data breach


Marriott has disclosed in a filing with the SEC that the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine it roughly £99 million (U.S. $124 million) for infringements of the EU’s GDPR.

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SEC shores up details on ‘short-termism’ roundtable


An upcoming SEC roundtable on July 18 will seek to identify potential market practices and regulatory changes that could encourage increased long-term strategies and investments.


U.K.'s CMA mulls new regulator to tackle Big Tech


The CMA, U.K.’s competition watchdog, explores whether a separate regulator is needed to oversee leading digital firms that have become “data monopolies” that stifle competition.

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