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Highlights from Compliance Week 2024


Compliance officers took to the main stage to share their experiences at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference, while other highlights included conversations around artificial intelligence and the modern challenges the industry is confronting.


New leadership no easy fix for Irish DPC’s GDPR woes


The Irish Data Protection Commission has a new leadership structure, but it is uncertain whether the changes can get the key privacy regulator caught up on enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation.


Ten things I’m excited for at CW National 2024


A new month and a new venue but a lot of the same you love about Compliance Week’s National Conference. CW Editor in Chief Kyle Brasseur shares what he’s looking forward to most at the 2024 edition of the annual event.


Ten things I’d like to see happen in 2024


Election years in the United States, United Kingdom, and at European Parliament, along with ongoing geopolitical tensions, make 2024 difficult to predict—aside from the expectation compliance officers will be busy.


Top ethics and compliance failures of 2023


A virtual currency exchange that sought to mislead regulators, banks failing after ignoring obvious risks, and a manufacturer that sold millions of its products in violation of U.S. export controls are among those that make up CW’s list of the biggest ethics and compliance fails of 2023.

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Five compliance triumphs from 2023


A financial services giant’s compliance mea culpa that could serve to benefit the rest of the profession, a chemical company’s praised FCPA settlement, and an example of the value of whistleblowers highlight CW’s annual list of laudable ethics and compliance moments.


Book review: Demythologizing money laundering, demystifying AML compliance


Movies and TV shows might have launched a thousand armchair experts on the topic of money laundering, but few can explain how or why it’s done. Ola Tucker’s book, “The Flow of Illicit Funds,” does exactly that.


No time like present to tackle thorny problem of off-channel comms


The new messaging on use off-channel communications for business should be clear: What was done before is no more. It cannot continue. The stakes are too high.


‘Ethics & Compliance for Humans’ highlights potential of profession


Adam Balfour’s new book explains the benefits ethics and compliance programs designed with the human experience in mind can have on workplaces, communities, and the world at large.


Incentive policies suggest calm before storm at DOJ


All the carrots being offered by the Department of Justice in the past year—greater penalty reduction thresholds, relief related to compensation clawbacks, voluntary self-disclosure incentives—are part of a strategy to strengthen the enforcement stick when companies don’t cooperate.


Fallout from ‘debanking’ scandal suggests more U.K. bank reforms coming


The former CEO of NatWest’s decision to leak client details to the press regarding Nigel Farage is likely to cost the financial industry millions in new compliance checks as U.K. regulators prepare reviews into how banks treat people with extreme political views.

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Whistleblower goes above, beyond in Construction Specialties OFAC case


The impact of “see something, say something” was on display as part of Construction Specialties’ settlement with the Office of Foreign Assets Control for apparent Iran sanctions violations.


Keep ‘your’ in mind while reading ‘Living Your Best Compliance Life’


Author Mary Shirley establishes her ethics and compliance advice book as relatable for all practitioners, junior or senior level. The result is an enjoyable read that offers something for everyone from any E&C background.


​SEC’s latest whistleblower award worth note beyond $104M payout


The SEC announced a $104 million award split among seven whistleblowers, but the fact nearly a dozen claimants contacted the agency seeking to provide information related to one action should be notable to companies regarding the stakes of the current whistleblower landscape.

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Women in Compliance Summit proves value of congregating, allyship


Compliance Week’s inaugural Women in Compliance Summit featured two days dedicated to elevating attendees and addressing some of the unique challenges women face in the profession.


‘Bully Market’ depicts Goldman Sachs lacking in culture vigilance


Jamie Fiore Higgins’s experiences at Goldman Sachs as chronicled in her memoir “Bully Market” prove a timely read following the investment bank’s $215 million class-action settlement over gender discrimination.


‘Bully Market’ depicts Goldman Sachs lacking in culture vigilance


Jamie Fiore Higgins’s experiences at Goldman Sachs as chronicled in her memoir “Bully Market” prove a timely read following the investment bank’s $215 million class-action settlement over gender discrimination.

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Ask a CCO: Importance of data analytics, AI over next 5 years


Six senior compliance practitioners forecast the impact advances in data analytics and artificial intelligence will have in their future compliance efforts.

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Ask a CCO: Pressing pain point in working with data for compliance


Six senior compliance practitioners disclose hurdles their respective departments have faced in utilizing data for compliance purposes.

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Ask a CCO: Biggest priority for upgrading compliance tech


Six senior compliance practitioners share their biggest priority areas for making technological upgrades to their respective compliance programs during 2023.

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Ask a CCO: Where has tech made biggest difference in TPRM efforts?


Six senior compliance practitioners explain the impact technological advances have had in streamlining third-party risk management efforts.

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Highlights from Compliance Week 2023


Significant changes in policy and technology, in addition to fresh perspectives on tried-and-true compliance topics, highlighted the discussion at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.

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Ask a CCO: Compliance team role in TPRM


Six senior compliance practitioners describe how their team contributes to third-party risk management at their respective companies.


Record Seagate enforcement a reminder it doesn’t matter if you think you’re right


Not knowing with certainty whether the business you’re conducting meets all relevant regulatory standards is a recipe for trouble, as Seagate learned in paying $300 million for its restricted dealings with Chinese telecom Huawei.