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SEC investor advocate: ‘Gamification’ exposes holes in Reg BI

2021-10-14T16:16:00+01:00By

SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming said online platforms designed to make stock trading more easily accessible and exciting “expose what may be a significant flaw in Reg BI” regarding unsolicited transactions.

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CPE Webcast: Technology best practices to future-proof your regulatory compliance strategy

2021-10-12T11:00:00+01:00Provided by

Organizations are facing both increased regulation and increased volumes of organizational data, making it ever more challenging to ensure they can stay compliant as new regulations take effect.

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CPE Webcast: The compliance officer’s guide to cloud adoption

2021-09-28T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

Many companies are accelerating their digital transformation strategies and adoption of cloud computing, decommissioning data centers, and legacy applications. CCOs need to understand the implications for regulatory compliance obligations.

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KPIs and collaboration: How Vivint, Agilent handle data collection

2021-09-27T17:09:00+01:00By

Compliance leaders from Vivint and Agilent Technologies shared how they are successfully integrating data intelligence into their organization’s operations at a recent Diligent virtual summit.

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OCC raps MUFG Union Bank for risk management deficiencies

2021-09-21T16:39:00+01:00By

MUFG Union Bank, which has entered into agreement to be acquired by U.S. Bank, received a cease-and-desist order from the OCC for “unsafe or unsound practices regarding technology and operational risk management.”

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With approach to Coinbase, SEC shows its hand on cryptocurrency

2021-09-21T13:37:00+01:00By

By reacting to Coinbase’s now-scrapped Lend program proposal with a Wells Notice, the SEC sent a message that cryptocurrency companies should not expect the agency to bend to their will.

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CPE Webcast: Business spend monitoring: Do trends speak louder than machine learning and AI?

2021-09-16T11:00:00+01:00Provided by

As parts of the world economy open up and overall business spend is on track to go back to pre-COVID-19 levels, organizations are more vulnerable to fraud, corruption, and regulatory violations.

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SEC seeking info on risks, rewards of digital engagement practices

2021-08-31T18:33:00+01:00By

The SEC launched its first foray against risks posed by stock trading platforms like Robinhood with a request for information about how digital engagement practices affect the investment strategies of retail investors.

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Weathering the storm: Why FinTech compliance failures persist

2021-08-30T15:54:00+01:00By

Experts weigh in with their thoughts on why FinTechs and cryptocurrency firms continue to have a bad reputation in terms of compliance.

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Hamburg DPA warns Zoom incompatible with GDPR

2021-08-19T16:24:00+01:00By

The Hamburg data protection authority has warned local government departments to stop using Zoom because it believes the videoconferencing app is not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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CPE Webcast: Automation in compliance training: How to start and where it can take you

2021-08-19T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

Technology is changing every aspect of life and automation is reducing the effort required for even the most complex of business processes.

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Employee monitoring proving hot target for GDPR enforcement

2021-08-11T18:23:00+01:00By

Recent fines in Italy against two food delivery companies for violating the privacy of their drivers should act as a warning that employee surveillance can prove to be a major breach of the General Data Protection Regulation.

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What factors are driving change in your corporate investigations process?

2021-08-10T15:00:00+01:00By

A recent survey from Compliance Week and OpenText reveals while investigations and data volumes are on the rise, machine learning combined with external expertise may give companies the upper hand in accelerating response and results.

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ICA roundtable: Are companies ready to trust AI?

2021-08-09T11:48:00+01:00By Holly Thomas-Wrightson, International Compliance Association

A recent roundtable on managing resources while confronting regulatory change looked at the importance of balancing machine learning and artificial intelligence with human intelligence and intervention.

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Italian DPA fines Deliveroo $3M for worker privacy violations

2021-08-04T15:38:00+01:00By

Italy’s data protection authority Garante fined U.K.-based food delivery company Deliveroo €2.5 million (U.S. $3 million) under the GDPR for violating the privacy rights of its Italian drivers.

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The debate over AI: Regulate the tech or its use?

2021-07-16T18:04:00+01:00By

Recent comments by Facebook’s top executive in charge of developing AI reignite the debate over whether regulators should be more focused on reining in the technology itself or just the way it is used.

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Italian DPA cites biased tech in $3.1M GDPR fine

2021-07-08T15:46:00+01:00By

Italy’s data protection authority fined food delivery company Foodinho €2.6 million (U.S. $3.1 million) because the app at the core of its business model allegedly discriminated against employees.

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How Uber toes the line between compliance and innovation

2021-07-08T15:37:00+01:00By

At CW’s TPRM virtual event, Dianna Jones, director of legal compliance at Uber, shared how the company seeks to build compliance into new initiatives without stifling innovation.

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FinCEN eyes no-action letters as aid for FinTech rollouts

2021-07-06T17:49:00+01:00By

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will launch rulemaking for a no-action letter process that would give financial institutions another way to enter dialogue with the regulator about innovative and newly emerging technologies.

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e-Book: The current state of global privacy regulation

2021-06-29T17:48:00+01:00Provided by

Will states be able to move forward with their own privacy laws? A provision in a recent bill passed in Florida may be a stumbling block.

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Want to wring out fraud? Automate your accounting processes

2021-06-29T15:12:00+01:00By

What allows bad actors to perpetuate accounting fraud? In many cases, it’s bad processes and controls. Consider introducing automation to help your company more successfully detect and prevent bad actors.

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Software demos: Third-party risk management (TPRM)

2021-06-29T02:53:00+01:00By Compliance Week

In the market for a software solution to help manage your third-party risk? Check out our collection of video demos from nearly a dozen of the top vendors in the space.

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Embrace of RegTech driving financial services transformation

2021-06-24T20:17:00+01:00By

Large global financial institutions are utilizing advanced technologies like never before to help manage their regulatory compliance needs, driving major efficiencies within compliance, risk, and internal audit functions in the process.

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New tech, legal precedent forcing GDPR to evolve

2021-06-23T15:26:00+01:00By

Companies’ priorities regarding compliance with the GDPR are likely to become more focused because of a mixture of recent legal decisions and efforts by the European Commission to keep privacy rules in sync with changes in technology.

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JBS USA confirms $11M ransom payment to hackers

2021-06-10T20:23:00+01:00By

Meatpacker JBS USA announced it paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom in response to a May cyber-attack that impacted its operations in North America and Australia.

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SEC probing GameStop, others over ‘meme stocks’ craze

2021-06-10T19:41:00+01:00By

Video game retailer GameStop, whose market volatility earlier this year led the so-called “meme stocks” craze, disclosed it is cooperating with an investigation launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Assessing yet another ransomware attack on critical supplier (JBS)

2021-06-02T18:50:00+01:00By

Meatpacker JBS USA has become the latest critical infrastructure company to be targeted by a ransomware attack, which temporarily halted its global operations. The attack brings with it implications for the food and agriculture industries.

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Colonial Pipeline fallout: Thwarting ransomware attacks requires collective defense

2021-06-01T18:11:00+01:00By

President Biden’s executive order on cyber-security largely applies to federal agencies. But its core message—that the public and private sectors must collectively defend against increasingly malicious ransomware attacks—should not be lost on companies.

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Three years of GDPR: Many milestones, but calls for change increase

2021-05-25T19:19:00+01:00By

Despite its achievements, the General Data Protection Regulation’s flaws have become evident. Some are already questioning whether the regulation—and the way it is regulated—are fit for purpose and whether the law needs to be changed.

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Survey: Data access further complicated by emerging privacy laws

2021-05-21T16:50:00+01:00By

A recent survey of 100 executives from Fortune 500 companies found more than half are struggling to balance easy access to company data with privacy and security compliance under laws like the GDPR and CCPA.

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Survey: Audit still facing hurdles with next-gen tech

2021-05-21T15:18:00+01:00By

Many senior audit leaders and their teams are still in the early stages of, or have not yet begun, implementing next-generation tools and strategies into their internal audits, according to a new survey.

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New NIST revisions expand scope of cyber supply chain risk management guidance

2021-05-20T18:04:00+01:00By

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comment on a revised version of its cyber supply chain risk management guidance that is intended for a broader audience of public and private companies.

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White paper: Innovative Compliance: How AI Helps Meet the Challenge of Environmental Regulations

2021-05-19T02:36:00+01:00Provided by

Every organization around the world has two things in common. First, they must follow the regulatory guidelines that govern their EHS operations. Second, those regulatory guidelines are becoming more numerous and challenging every year.

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Curiosity is important for compliance professionals

2021-05-18T16:49:00+01:00By Simone Jones, International Compliance Association

Rapid developments in technology and an uncertain future underscore the need for compliance professionals to embrace curiosity both personally and professionally in order to protect their firms from risk.

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Updated DOJ guidance stresses need for data in compliance training

2021-05-13T18:09:00+01:00By

An expert panel at CW’s 2021 National Conference discussed the importance for companies to embrace behavioral analytics in their training programs to align with updates to the DOJ’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” guidance.

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What you need to know about proposed EU rules for trustworthy AI

2021-04-29T18:27:00+01:00By

With various levels of defined risk and the potential for steep fines for offenders, the European Commission’s recent proposal to ensure trust in the use of artificial intelligence should receive urgent attention from industries beyond Big Tech.

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Regulators want answers from financial services on AI/ML tools

2021-04-21T20:23:00+01:00By

The financial services industry is at the cutting edge of the utilization of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools. Regulators have recently requested to understand how these technologies are being used—or misused.

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Privacy by design: How to lower risk and improve outcomes

2021-04-19T12:35:00+01:00By Amy Holcroft, CW guest columnist

Amy Holcroft, chief privacy officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, shares her experience using privacy-by-design practices to help her company develop and utilize technology in a way that meets compliance requirements.

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CPE Webcast: Elevating your compliance program with technology

2021-03-25T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Compliance leaders are always on the lookout for innovative ways to keep up with the dynamic risk and regulatory landscape. The efforts revolve around a common theme—integrating technological breakthroughs to achieve intelligent automation and ensure future-readiness of their compliance program.

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Can compliance keep pace in a rapidly changing digital world?

2021-03-22T17:52:00+00:00By Jonathan Dempsey, Red Laces, for International Compliance Association

In a rapidly changing digital world, thinking around compliance needs reframing. The question today is whether compliance can stay ahead of the curve.

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Ask a CCO: Are you in favor of federal data privacy legislation?

2021-03-09T21:30:00+00:00By Compliance Week

It’s a clean sweep: All five CCOs we spoke with are in favor of U.S. federal data privacy legislation. Read on for the reasoning behind their answers.

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‘An invaluable asset’: Participants praise opportunity for feedback via GDPR sandboxes

2021-03-09T21:23:00+00:00By

Regulatory sandboxes launched by EU data protection authorities provide firms the opportunity to collaborate and make use of the regulator’s expertise to reduce GDPR compliance risks.

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Ask a CCO: How has your company prioritized data privacy compliance?

2021-03-05T13:44:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Five senior compliance practitioners tell us how their companies have reacted to recent privacy legislation like the GDPR, CCPA, and other state regulations in the pipeline.

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Ask a CCO: What’s your strategy for preventing and detecting data breaches?

2021-03-04T13:40:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Five senior compliance practitioners outline their strategies for protecting their firms from data breaches.

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Ask a CCO: How is your company reacting to cyber-risks introduced by COVID-19?

2021-03-03T12:56:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Five senior compliance practitioners tell Compliance Week how their organizations are reacting to new cyber-threats introduced by the pandemic.

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Ask a CCO: What’s your role in creating/implementing cyber-security policies?

2021-03-02T18:16:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Five senior compliance practitioners share insights on their roles in implementing and overseeing cyber-security policies and procedures.

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CPE Webcast: Workflow automation: Using AI in ethics & compliance programs

2021-02-25T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Artificial Intelligence is no longer a SciFi concept. With increasing adoption across corporations for workflow automation, AI elicits a lot of reactions ranging from trepidation to excitement, along with deep discussions on risks and bias.

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EDPS opinion puts targeted advertising in crosshairs

2021-02-22T20:22:00+00:00By

The EU’s chief data regulator says planned regulations to oversee the tech sector should be tightened further to ban targeted advertising based on tracking online activity—an opinion that could prompt Big Tech and adtech firms to lobby hard against the changes.

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Survey: Firms enhanced cybersecurity in 2020, but not enough

2021-02-17T14:26:00+00:00By

Companies forced to pivot to remote work in a global health crisis spent the bulk of 2020 grappling with heightened cyber-security risks. A year later, compliance practitioners say their companies’ cyber-security postures are better for it—even in the wake of the stunning SolarWinds hack.

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White paper: A Next-Generation Approach to KYC

2021-02-17T05:25:00+00:00Provided by

Although crucial to the success and safety of customer onboarding, implementing and maintaining a successful KYC program can sometimes create an overwhelming administrative burden. Additionally, navigating manual verification methods is costly and prone to inaccuracy, creating greater risk of customer turnover and lost revenue.