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Enel Energia

Italian DPA fines Enel Energia $30.1M under GDPR over telemarketing practices

2022-01-21T19:58:00+00:00By

Italian energy supplier Enel Energia has been fined €26.5 million (U.S. $30.1 million) under the General Data Protection Regulation for aggressive telemarketing.

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Credit Suisse unit fined $9M for conflict of interest, recordkeeping lapses

2022-01-21T17:21:00+00:00By

Credit Suisse Securities agreed to pay a $9 million fine levied by FINRA for failing to comply with securities laws and rules involving potential conflicts of interest and the safeguarding of customer securities.

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Swedbank names Britta Hjorth-Larsen as chief compliance officer

2022-01-21T16:40:00+00:00By

Swedbank announced the appointment of Britta Hjorth-Larsen as its new chief compliance officer. She will take over her new duties by Aug. 1 at the latest and join the bank’s group executive committee.

COVID vaccine

Without OSHA vaccine policy, companies at risk of undercutting corporate culture

2022-01-20T19:46:00+00:00By

The Supreme Court’s decision to block President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses leaves a patchwork quilt of state, local, and city requirements that companies will have to follow as best they can, according to experts.

2022

NAVEX: Top 10 risk and compliance trends for 2022

2022-01-20T19:15:00+00:00By

Diversity, equity, and inclusion; prioritizing ESG; business continuity; and more highlight the latest edition of NAVEX’s annual list of risk and compliance trends worth monitoring.

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Bumps in road expected as U.K. strives to be climate risk leader

2022-01-20T12:13:00+00:00By

The United Kingdom has paved the way for companies to report on the future financial impact of climate risks, but the process is far from easy and rates of noncompliance—at least initially—could be high.

KPMG

KPMG fined $4.1M for Conviviality audit failings, reaches settlement regarding Regenersis

2022-01-19T20:59:00+00:00By

The U.K. Financial Reporting Council announced sanctions against KPMG regarding its audits at now-collapsed alcohol retailer Conviviality, in addition to a settlement with the Big Four firm concerning its work at software company Regenersis.

AML-Europe

Report: Financial crime fines down in 2021; AML penalties drop 78 percent

2022-01-19T16:38:00+00:00By

Fines for corporate crimes last year fell by more than half to 8.7 billion euros (U.S. $9.9 billion) from 2020’s total of €20 billion (U.S. $22.6 billion), according to a report released by research firm AML Intelligence.