All articles by Dave Lefort

  • 2020

    Special report: Compliance 2020


    CW Editor in Chief Dave Lefort offers 10 predictions on what will dominate compliance headlines in 2020.

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    Sutter agrees to pay $575M, gets compliance monitor in antitrust settlement


    California announced a settlement with Sutter Health for $575 million to settle claims of anti-competitive behavior brought by the state attorney general as well as a class-action group that included employers and unions.

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    Companies deserve a break on rushed CCPA compliance


    The CCPA has been rushed from the start, says CW Editor in Chief Dave Lefort, who believes the California attorney general’s plan to give leniency for companies making good-faith efforts is the right call.

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    Drowning in third-party risk? Let us throw you a life jacket


    You need help managing your third parties, and over the course of two days in San Francisco, we hope to help you find the answers to the questions that keep TPRM stakeholders up at night.

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    Introducing ‘The Excellence in Compliance Awards’


    Compliance Week is making some changes to its annual awards for 2020, evolving the “Top Minds” recognition into a full-blown, specifically targeted awards program dubbed “The Excellence in Compliance Awards.”

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    Regulators sympathetic to GDPR growing pains but expect maturity


    Officials from a pair of EU data privacy sanctioning bodies stressed importance of data protection officers and good-faith efforts to comply with GDPR. 

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    Ireland vs. Big Tech: The wait continues


    It’s been 18 months since the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, and still no violations have come out of Ireland. Is the Emerald Isle dragging its feet? CW Editor in Chief Dave Lefort attempts to answer that question.

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    ‘Inside the Mind’ is our data-driven ode to CCOs


    We’re celebrating “Compliance Officer Day” by releasing our first annual “Inside the Mind of the CCO” special report, which is aimed at, among other things, figuring out what motivates and challenges today’s chief compliance officers.

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    CCO compensation data reveals big strides for women


    Bucking the trend: Survey shows women more likely to hold top compliance roles, have a law degree, and make a bit more money than men.

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    Vote: Would you give up social media use for lifetime data privacy?


    Would you give up social media for life in order to guarantee a lifetime of data privacy? According to a study by global cyber-security company Kaspersky , nearly 4 in 10 (38 percent) consumers would.

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    Three reasons why you should save the date for CW2020


    One of the most common pieces of feedback we heard from first-time attendees of the recently completed 14th national Compliance Week conference in Washington D.C. was that they wished they had discovered our three-day GRC-palooza sooner. Editor in Chief Dave Lefort explains why.

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    Takeaways from Compliance Week 2019


    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.

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    Anti-bribery and anti-corruption survey


    The 2019 Survey on Anti-Bribery Corruption explores everything from the monitoring of third parties to the evaluation of training programs.

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    Fabiana Lacerca-Allen: The crisis queen


    Three kidnapping attempts, including one at the age of six, have taught the Argentina native how to stay calm in the face of a crisis.

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    Top Minds 2019


    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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    What you can expect from our new Website


    Thursday marks an important milestone for Compliance Week, a culmination of months of planning and building the customized digital platform our subscribers deserve.

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    Insider threats often are hardest to detect


    In his latest editorial, Compliance Week Editor in Chief Dave Lefort applies what he learned at CW West to recent insider scandals and provides several compliance-related takeaways.

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    Data-bungling Facebook has to earn back our trust


    It was a tight race, but we are officially declaring Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the executive most in need of a compliance makeover in 2019.

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    Ask Amii mailbag


    In response to our subscribers’ desire for practical advice on some of the softer skills required to effectively do their jobs, Compliance Week is publishing a monthly mailbag with executive coach and former CCO Amii Barnard-Bahn.

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    GDPR, Brexit keep compliance on its toes


    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and Britain’s upcoming divorce from the European Union both have a tremendous impact on European compliance, but strategizing solutions around either one has proven to be difficult due to a lack of guidance and, in the case of Brexit, just plain chaos.