Kyle Brasseur seeks silver linings from ABN AMRO’s €480 million settlement for AML failures, while Aly McDevitt calls out the retail pharmacies overextending their employees for the sake of distributing more COVID-19 vaccines.
Aaron Nicodemus applauds outgoing SEC whistleblower chief Jane Norberg for “revolutionizing” the program and the agency, while Kyle Brasseur laments Facebook’s ethical bungling of its recent data leak.
Aly McDevitt and Kyle Brasseur assess changes in compliance and risk management functions at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in light of recent scandals at each bank.
Aly McDevitt assesses controversial data breach disclosures from U.K. retailer FatFace and technology vendor Ubiquiti in light of a report Congress is considering stricter requirements for reporting data breaches.
Kyle Brasseur reviews the Goldman Sachs junior banker scandal and whether complaints of employee crunch on Wall Street can lead to change in working conditions.
Aly McDevitt praises several German companies for taking initiative ahead of an impending law mandating female representation on boards, while Kyle Brasseur reviews a shareholder lawsuit that criticizes Tesla’s instability at the general counsel position.
Aly McDevitt examines Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah through the scope of a whistleblower and highlights Burger King’s International Women’s Day Twitter fail as a lesson for companies in assessing social media reputation risks.
Aaron Nicodemus acknowledges Google’s decision to stop selling ads based on user browsing history as a good first step, while Kyle Brasseur laments apparent red flags ignored in the seemingly impending collapse of Greensill Capital.
Aaron Nicodemus applauds the SEC for taking steps to clarify how companies should disclose economic risks posed by climate change, while Dave Lefort is critical of alleged lapses in data security at Amazon.
Jaclyn Jaeger lauds two oil companies for raising the bar on ESG commitment in the industry, while Dave Lefort assesses new developments in the Wirecard saga that point to greater failures in the firm’s internal controls.
Aly McDevitt gives props to Abercrombie & Fitch and its chief ethics and compliance officer for providing an example of marrying values to work, while Dave Lefort wonders aloud why Facebook is just now naming its first-ever CCO.
While Kyle Brasseur gives Data Privacy Day the shout-out it deserves, Dave Lefort explains why retail investors, the apps they use, and regulators all “Failed It” in the GameStop stock market craze.
Kyle Brasseur explains how Capital One’s $390 million civil penalty for anti-money laundering failures could have been much steeper had it not been for the bank’s significant remediation efforts.
Aaron Nicodemus explains why President-elect Joe Biden’s SEC chairman pick, Gary Gensler, is getting rave reviews, while Aly McDevitt criticizes the alleged privacy misdeeds of Flo Health that led to an FTC settlement.
In our first Nailed It or Failed It of 2021, Aly McDevitt praises Apple’s decision to link executive bonuses to the company’s values, while Dave Lefort delivers a somber message on Twitter and social media’s role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Aaron Nicodemus and Dave Lefort debate whether the Irish Data Protection Commission’s €450,000 (U.S. $547,000) fine against Twitter under the GDPR is an appropriate figure or way too small for the social media company.
Beneficial ownership provisions contained in Congress’ defense spending bill should go a long way in the fight against money laundering, but holes in the bill’s proposed whistleblower program are open for criticism, says Aaron Nicodemus.
In our inaugural video edition of Nailed It or Failed It, Dave Lefort praises Nasdaq’s efforts to get the SEC to require board diversity disclosures, while Kyle Brasseur critiques Vodafone’s numerous run-ins with the GDPR.
While Wells Fargo ends up with yet another “Failed It” this week, we salute the principled Deutsche Bank whistleblower whose refusal to accept “dirty money” cost him everything.
Both the CFTC and CFPB “Nailed It” this week while corporate heavyweight General Electric found itself in more trouble.
In this week’s “Nailed It or Failed It,” we take down EY and JPMorgan Chase for apparently ignoring whistleblowers and give the SEC a nod for rewarding them.
Bank of America gets a pat on the back for going beyond an “observe and report” approach to filing a SAR, and we learned this week that Wells Fargo’s CEO needs a little unconscious bias training.
Volkswagen gets a nod this week for successfully completing its 3-year compliance monitorship related to Dieselgate. Deloitte, on the other hand, lands on the wrong side of our list.
JPMorgan Chase, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of America all either “Nailed It” or “Failed It” this week.
Silicon Valley’s social media heavyweights deserve a nod for “war-gaming” potential misinformation scenarios in advance of November’s elections, while McDonald’s again finds itself on our “Not Lovin’ It” list.
A scathing report on the extensive fraud at German payment giant Wirecard had a compliance silver lining: KPMG’s by-the-books, transparent approach to a special audit helped bring that fraud to light.
While it’s not yet clear whether Wells Fargo’s compliance moves (including the loss of its CCO) will pay off, we’re much more certain about the Irish Data Protection Commission’s stance on a potential Twitter fine.
A fresh podcast from the Theranos whistleblower and a new compliance association for Black practitioners get a round of applause from us this week, while a complicated case involving McDonald’s lands the company on both the “Nailed It” and “Failed It” lists.
The National Rifle Association “Failed It” big time if a suit alleging a lack of compliance controls proves true. Meanwhile, we tip our caps to the stalwart CCOs who carry on despite a cut in pay and resources due to the pandemic.
The lesson in this week’s edition of “Nailed It or Failed It?” is the more things change, the more they stay the same.
In this week’s “Nailed It or Failed It?”, Disney gets kudos for throwing its weight behind the #StopHateForProfit protest, while PG&E earns criticism after being found responsible for yet another California wildfire.
In this week’s “Nailed It or Failed It?”, we reflect on the most troubling aspect of Wednesday’s giant Twitter hack while giving Wells Fargo a rare kudos for being good corporate citizens.
In the inaugural edition of our weekly “Nailed It or Failed It?” feature, we give TikTok and other tech companies a pat on the back and shake our heads at the actions of Starbucks and Luckin Coffee.