2020-02-13T21:38:00+00:00By Aly McDevitt
Facebook wants to play Cupid in Europe, but the Irish Data Protection Commission got its arrow in the tech giant first.
2020-01-30T20:10:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
Facebook has reached a $550 million settlement in principle in connection with a class-action lawsuit it faced in Illinois over violations of a state biometric law.
2020-01-29T19:42:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
TikTok announced veteran attorney Erich Andersen will join the company as global general counsel. His appointment comes at a time when the Beijing-based social networking app is under heightened scrutiny from the U.S. government.
2019-12-27T17:13:00+00:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
From antitrust and privacy concerns in the tech world to compliance officer liability in the pharmaceutical industry to unethical practices in the banking and accounting professions, more than a dozen companies made Compliance Week’s list of the biggest compliance fails in 2019.
2019-11-19T21:38:00+00:00By Kyle Brasseur
With a new wave of privacy laws empowering consumers to police their own data, companies are facing increased risk in areas they might not have considered.
2019-11-18T22:11:00+00:00By Aly McDevitt
A new survey shows the use of personal devices and contemporary communication platforms are par for the course in work settings; yet 45 percent of firms feel they are incessantly behind the eight-ball when it comes to managing electronic message compliance.
2019-11-18T14:02:00+00:00Provided by Proofpoint
The blending of corporate culture with the proliferation of social media carries with it a heavy burden of risk.
2019-10-28T20:58:00+00:00By GRC Announcements
Proofpoint and Hootsuite announced a partnership to allow real-time compliance verification on Hootsuite’s social media platform.
2019-10-23T20:42:00+01:00By Lori Tripoli
Wide-ranging questions target Libra, discriminatory housing ads, lack of diversity at Facebook, and whether Facebook’s CEO actually read the hearing packet the committee sent to him.
2019-10-15T14:36:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
Visa, Mastercard, and a handful of other companies have followed in the footsteps of PayPal, abandoning the Facebook-led Libra Association amid harsh regulatory criticism surrounding the planned cryptocurrency offering.
2019-10-08T21:33:00+01:00By Lori Tripoli
PayPal leaving Facebook’s Libra project is just a bump in the road in the drive toward developing a global digital currency payments network, a Libra Association spokesperson says.
2019-09-20T16:26:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with about a half dozen senators at a dinner this week before visiting the White House to meet with President Trump. The key focus of the visit: discussing the future of internet regulation.
2019-09-06T15:34:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The New York Attorney General’s office is leading a multistate investigation into social media giant Facebook for potential antitrust issues.
2019-08-14T19:00:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
Data privacy compliance and national security seem to be in opposition—with one coming at the expense of the other. It’s time to instead focus the conversation on identifying opportunities for the private sector and government to collaborate.
2019-08-12T16:34:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
The ruling of a federal appeals court has Facebook once again at risk of facing fines north of $1 billion for alleged misuse of users’ biometric data.
2019-08-06T18:03:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
Data privacy leaders from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada are among a group to come together and voice their concerns over Facebook’s planned venture into the cryptocurrency space with Libra.
2019-07-31T20:26:00+01:00By Kyle Brasseur
Facebook recently acknowledged in a filing with the SEC that there can be no assurance its planned Libra offering “will be made available in a timely manner, or at all.”
2019-07-25T18:57:00+01:00By Joe Mont
As tech companies grow to dominance, do they pose a competitive hardship to rivals left in their wake? The Justice Department wants to know.
2019-07-25T14:56:00+01:00Provided by Proofpoint
Regulations put broker-dealers squarely in the spotlight of various risks and responsibilities. FINRA and the SEC govern marketing communications and advertising practices when communicating with the public. Additionally, the cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving and is one of the primary operational risk’s firms face today.
2019-07-24T20:16:00+01:00By Jaclyn Jaeger
The FTC hit Facebook with a ground-breaking $5 billion penalty for privacy violations, but the bigger takeaway for CCOs is the unprecedented new privacy and corporate governance obligations the company must implement.
2019-07-16T20:51:00+01:00By Joe Mont
A plan by Facebook to enter the world of virtual currency is attracting predictable skepticism in Washington. It could also expedite the slow emergence of national data protection laws.
2019-07-15T19:19:00+01:00By Joe Mont
The FTC, by dragging its feet and keeping silent on a massive Facebook fine, raises concerns about its potential role as top cop on the data privacy beat.
2019-07-11T21:17:00+01:00By Joe Mont
The social media company is hardly quiet about its crypto initiative, but nevertheless failed to see the materiality of creating a global payments system.
2019-07-11T20:53:00+01:00By Joe Mont
Count Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and several members of Congress as concerned observers of Facebook’s planned foray into the world of virtual currency.
2019-06-19T17:37:00+01:00By Joe Mont
Amid growing antitrust scrutiny and data privacy complaints, Facebook is nevertheless expanding into the cryptocurrency space.
2019-06-11T19:30:00+01:00Provided by Proofpoint
Social communication is no longer optional—even for businesses. Clients expect to engage with businesses on social media, and the most successful firms are delivering on that expectation. But as your digital presence grows, so does your exposure to risk.
2019-05-02T19:06:00+01:00By Neil Hodge
The European Data Protection Supervisor is warning social media and tech companies that their consumer terms and conditions may soon come under increased scrutiny if they fail to comply with the agency’s rules.
2019-04-01T19:05:00+01:00By Joe Mont
On his own company blog, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced his support for implementing a U.S. version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
2019-03-29T17:13:00+00:00By Joe Mont
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.”
2019-03-25T21:56:00+00:00By Joe Mont
A high-profile arrest of Michael Avenatti for an extortion scheme against Nike raises difficult questions of corporate responsibility regarding whistleblower initiatives.
2019-03-21T16:03:00+00:00By Joe Mont
Facebook will pay $5 million and implement a series of anti-discrimination policies to settle a lawsuit brought against it by national fair-housing advocates.
2019-03-19T19:41:00+00:00By Joe Mont
The SEC made its final pitch to a federal court that Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk should be held in contempt of a previous order and settlement over what it says is unrepentant tweeting.
2019-03-07T20:40:00+00:00By Joe Mont
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, wrote a long, detailed blog post on Wednesday to announce new data security and privacy initiatives. Has he seen the light, or is this yet another false promise from the social media giant?