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KPMG

KPMG fined $18M for ‘integrity and objectivity’ breaches in Silentnight sale

2021-08-05T18:14:00+01:00By

The Financial Reporting Council ordered KPMG to pay a £13 million (U.S. $18 million) fine for “breaches of the principles of integrity and objectivity” in its advisory role regarding the 2011 sale of mattress company Silentnight to U.S. private equity firm HIG Capital.

Whistle question

Five pieces of advice for potential whistleblowers

2021-08-05T15:56:00+01:00By

Thinking of becoming a whistleblower? The path ahead likely won’t be easy. Learn from others that have been through the process.

Human trafficking

Report: Human trafficking undeterred by COVID-19

2021-08-05T15:56:00+01:00By Jon Prentice, International Compliance Association

While many aspects of life over the last year have stagnated because of the pandemic, human trafficking has not slowed down. A new report from the U.S. Department of State explores the latest trends.

Business agreement

Seven things whistleblowers want compliance officers to know

2021-08-04T17:54:00+01:00By

Aaron Nicodemus explains what whistleblowers, their supporters, and advocates would like compliance officers who handle internal complaints to understand about the process from their side of the table.

UBScrop

Hong Kong regulator fines UBS $1.5M for compliance failings

2021-08-04T17:22:00+01:00By

Hong Kong’s securities regulator fined Swiss bank UBS and a subsidiary a total of HK$11.55 million (U.S. $1.5 million) for various compliance failures.

European Commission

EU guidance seeks to clarify role of AML/CFT compliance officers

2021-08-04T16:38:00+01:00By

The European Banking Authority is seeking comment on new draft guidelines that set clear expectations regarding the appointment, role, tasks, and responsibilities of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism compliance officers.

Deliveroo

Italian DPA fines Deliveroo $3M for worker privacy violations

2021-08-04T15:38:00+01:00By

Italy’s data protection authority Garante fined U.K.-based food delivery company Deliveroo €2.5 million (U.S. $3 million) under the GDPR for violating the privacy rights of its Italian drivers.

Treasury

Acting FinCEN head to step down; new search underway

2021-08-04T15:31:00+01:00By

The Treasury Department has launched a public search for a new permanent director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network after the acting head of the agency announced his intentions to step down.