The FTC has removed dating apps from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store following allegations they allowed children as young as 12 to access them.
In an effective, disarming style, this Top Mind is using investigations to guide compliance, not just club noncompliance.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating whether multinational commodity trading and mining company Glencore and its subsidiaries might have violated certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and/or CFTC regulations.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it will provide financial services firms under investigation more detail on what violations prompted the agency’s scrutiny.
Rod Hardie, chief compliance officer at Exterran, discusses with columnist Tom Fox what he learned and experienced as an investigator with Baker Hughes during its FCPA investigation in the early 2000s.
German prosecutors have filed aggravated fraud charges against Martin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of Volkswagen, and four other unnamed managers for their involvement in the emissions-cheating scandal.
In remarks made on 3 April at the Royal United Services Institute in London, Serious Fraud Office Director Lisa Osofsky discussed the agency’s recent efforts and what she has learned on the job so far.
The European Data Protection Supervisor, which is responsible for enforcing and monitoring EU companies’ compliance with data protection rules, said it is has launched an investigation into the compliance of contractual arrangements between EU institutions and Microsoft.
Last year, Japanese automaker Nissan formed a “Special Committee for Improving Governance” after its chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested for engaging in financial misconduct. On March 27, the special committee published its findings, holding nothing back.
German healthcare company Fresenius Medical Care reached a $231 million settlement with U.S. authorities for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for participating in various corrupt schemes across multiple countries that went undetected for more than a decade.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.”
It has been a tumultuous few weeks for Swedbank as it fends off several investigations, including for money laundering and insider trading, resulting in the dismissal of its chief executive officer.
The Federal Trade Commission, increasingly faced with incomplete information and blown deadlines, is laying down the law when it comes to post-settlement compliance reports.
Some will argue a strict data privacy regime will have a negative effect on growing companies, create conflicting requirements in other instances, and potentially cause impediments to corporate investigations. We explore all three.