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Child Privacy

Coronavirus heightens focus on children’s online privacy compliance

2020-05-27T16:56:00+01:00By

With increased use of remote learning putting children’s online privacy in the spotlight, regulators are stepping up their oversight and responding accordingly.

GDPR

Two years in, GDPR defined by mixed signals, unbalanced enforcement

2020-05-27T15:49:00+01:00By

It’s been two years since the EU’s GDPR went into effect, and we still don’t know how lingering questions about compliance—as well as non-compliance—will be answered going forward.

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Five ways to protect yourself from coronavirus cyber-attacks

2020-05-26T17:28:00+01:00By Holly Thomas-Wrightson, International Compliance Association

Cyber-criminals are making attempts to test the cyber-security of those working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are ways to help defend yourself and your business from these potential threats.

Artificial intelligence

Six things CCOs need to know about ICO’s AI guidance

2020-05-21T18:29:00+01:00By

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released guidance to help organizations explain how AI is used in decision making and how the technology uses personal data to form judgments.

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CPE Webcast: Best practices for enabling remote audit with tech

2020-05-21T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

Although company management and auditors may not see eye to eye on everything, they can agree that teams must find new ways to effectively work together during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Penman an E&C pioneer with an uncanny ability to connect

2020-05-18T14:34:00+01:00By

Lifetime Achievement in Compliance award winner Carrie Penman walks us through her compliance journey—from creating the first corporate-wide ethics program at Westinghouse Electric to her influential ethics and compliance work at NAVEX Global.

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AdvaMed issues pandemic compliance guidance for med-tech

2020-05-15T15:26:00+01:00By

The Advanced Medical Technology Association has released new compliance guidance for medical-technology companies to guide them in mitigating compliance and corruption risks as they help healthcare providers fight coronavirus.

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Amazon shuttered in France over COVID-19 emergency costs

2020-05-11T18:08:00+01:00By

E-commerce giant Amazon has shut up shop in France because the cost of compliance with the country’s COVID-19 emergency measures is deemed to be too high.

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VP’s abrupt exit paints Amazon as coronavirus villain

2020-05-06T17:14:00+01:00By

Saying there is “evidence of a vein of toxicity” running through Amazon’s company culture, a now-former VP is the most prominent voice to speak out against the tech behemoth’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senate Republicans to introduce contact tracing privacy bill

2020-05-04T17:19:00+01:00By

Senate Republicans say they will soon introduce a coronavirus-specific data privacy bill that would create regulations under the FTC for companies collecting personal data to fight the ongoing pandemic.

GDPR

Tech firm: GDPR ‘in danger of failing’ due to lack of resources

2020-05-01T16:18:00+01:00By

A new report says Europe’s data protection regulators don’t have the skills, knowledge, or budget to effectively enforce such privacy rules as the GDPR.

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Current cyber-environment calls for proactive approach

2020-04-30T15:26:00+01:00By

The conventional wisdom on cyber-security is to play defense and respond quickly to breaches. But these are not normal times, and proper cyber-hygiene is more important than ever.

Work from home

Four ways to maximize your virtual learning experience

2020-04-23T18:23:00+01:00By David Povey, International Compliance Association

By now many of us have adapted to the new “normal,” but this time also provides an ideal opportunity to boost your knowledge, expand your skills, and bolster your future career opportunities.

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EDPB aims to clarify app development needs in coronavirus battle

2020-04-22T18:35:00+01:00By

The European Data Protection Board has released guidelines that aim to help app developers and regulators process individuals’ health data without compromising their privacy under such regulations as the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.

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Back against wall, Libra turns to compliance

2020-04-21T14:45:00+01:00By

Looking to get back on track for its planned 2020 release, Libra is pushing a new word at the forefront of its latest attempt to get critics on board with its digital currency mission: compliance.

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How Highmark Health uses AI to root out fraud, waste, and abuse

2020-04-16T19:23:00+01:00By

Highmark Health’s chief compliance officer shares how the organization has realized hundreds of millions of dollars in savings through its use of artificial intelligence in rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Do we have to give up our privacy to be safe from coronavirus?

2020-04-14T21:27:00+01:00By

How much of your privacy rights and civil liberties are you willing to give up in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic? Our collective answer might determine how successful we are in the next phase of this fight.

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CPE Webcast: 5 strategies for scaling your social selling program

2020-04-14T14:25:00+01:00Provided by

Social selling is critical for today’s financial services firms to find and engage with customers. But it also brings some risk to these firms.

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Carrie Penman named Lifetime Achievement in Compliance winner

2020-04-08T09:20:00+01:00By

Compliance Week is proud to announce Carrie Penman as the winner of its inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Compliance award, the top honor in the first annual Excellence in Compliance Awards program.

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CPE Webcast: Stepping up to the DOJ guidance

2020-04-07T14:41:00+01:00Provided by

With Big Data and AI becoming pervasive across business functions, learn how tech-enabled strategies using behavioral insights can establish programs that drive higher efficiency, deliver better business outcomes, and provide strong alignment to DOJ guidance.

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Introducing finalists for Compliance Week’s ‘CCO of the Year’

2020-04-07T13:15:00+01:00By

Day 2 of Compliance Week’s rollout of the Excellence in Compliance Awards finalists features the short lists for 4 categories, including the prestigious Chief Compliance Officer of the Year.

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First round of finalists named for Excellence in Compliance Awards

2020-04-06T13:39:00+01:00By

Compliance Week has pared down its list of more than 300 nominees for its first annual Excellence in Compliance Awards and is pleased to announce the finalists for nine of the 15 categories.

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Lessons from Zoom: Coronavirus exposes videoconference risks

2020-04-03T17:04:00+01:00By

Stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have led to explosions of use for popular videoconferencing platforms, some of which have struggled to adjust to new privacy concerns.

Technology

Embracing the potential of tech in legal, compliance

2020-03-25T17:44:00+00:00By Lee O’Connell, Konexo

The pace of technological change can be overwhelming, and in-house legal and compliance teams are yet to lead the charge. This needs to change if businesses are to secure the potential competitive advantages offered by new tech.

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Conference organizers innovate online as coronavirus cancels live events

2020-03-20T20:02:00+00:00By

While the convention industry is taking a huge financial hit during the coronavirus outbreak, it’s also being forced to innovate.

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Ask Amii mailbag: How to push for greater say at your company

2020-03-19T16:05:00+00:00By

The latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag provides guidance on getting compliance more involved in conversations with key decision makers. Amii also gives her thoughts on when the time is right to change careers.

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Webcast: Can KYC compliance and customer experience coexist?

2020-03-19T14:10:00+00:00Provided by

Remaining competitive in the modern financial world requires staying ahead of increasingly sophisticated financial crimes and fluid regulations across multiple jurisdictions.

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Elon Musk’s response disappointing amid coronavirus chaos

2020-03-18T17:09:00+00:00By

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes coronavirus panic is more harmful than the virus itself, but he’s done little to provide help in any form despite having the platform to do so.

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Benefits of tele-investigating in the time of coronavirus

2020-03-16T14:28:00+00:00By

The financial and operational implications of COVID-19 for businesses are vast and damaging. One area of business impacted is internal investigations. Here’s why tele-investigating isn’t all bad.

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Lawsuit: Former iRobot compliance head alleges firing over flagged dealings

2020-03-13T16:00:00+00:00By

The former director of compliance for iRobot—maker of the robot vacuum cleaner Roomba—claims in a federal lawsuit he was fired for pointing out the company’s violations of state, federal, and international law.

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Employees working from home to avoid coronavirus? Protect your data

2020-03-12T19:54:00+00:00By

With the coronavirus threat having moved on from disrupting your business’s supply chain to threatening your employees’ health at home, now is the time to implement that company-wide remote workplace plan.

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Swedish watchdog fines Google $7.6M for GDPR non-compliance

2020-03-12T19:02:00+00:00By

Google has received its second fine to date for violating Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation; Sweden’s Data Protection Authority fined the internet giant 75 million Swedish Kroner (U.S. $7.6 million).

Virgin Media

​Virgin Media could face GDPR pressure after data breach

2020-03-06T17:54:00+00:00By

Virgin Media is likely to be in the GDPR crosshairs after disclosing a recent breach that affected approximately 900,000 customers to the U.K.’s data regulator.

Health records

GoodRx’s mea culpa: Lessons for internet companies handling personal health data

2020-03-04T21:11:00+00:00By

Telemedicine platform GoodRx has committed to enhancements of its consumer data protection after Consumer Reports called out its sharing practices regarding personal health information.

Facial recognition

Controversial facial image aggregator Clearview AI reveals breach

2020-02-27T20:03:00+00:00By

A company with a huge database of facial images informed its law enforcement customers this week that it suffered a data breach.

FinTech

CCO Q&A: Managing compliance in the FinTech space

2020-02-26T15:35:00+00:00By

Compliance Week discusses with Shannon Duncan, CCO and director of operations at registered investment adviser Blooom, the many unique challenges of doing compliance in the complex, ever-evolving FinTech space.

Data sharing

Proposed EU data strategy spells big changes for Big Tech

2020-02-21T18:56:00+00:00By

The European Commission unveiled its long-awaited plans about how it wants to regulate artificial intelligence as well as promote greater data sharing throughout the EU to stimulate further growth and competition in digital services.

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Resurgent BIPA more than second fiddle to CCPA?

2020-02-21T16:36:00+00:00By

The California Consumer Privacy Act seems to be in the spotlight lately, but the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act should not be overlooked.

Huawei

DOJ indictment alleges Huawei fraud, trade secrets theft

2020-02-13T21:12:00+00:00By

The Department of Justice unveiled a fresh round of allegations against Chinese tech giant Huawei, including racketeering, theft of trade secrets, and bank fraud.

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Google begins argument to try to overturn $9B in EU fines

2020-02-12T21:51:00+00:00By

Attorneys for Google, seeking to overturn $9 billion in EU antitrust fines, argued in a European court Wednesday that the tech giant should not be forced to prop up its competitors in the course of promoting facets of its own business.

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Four game-changing innovations in compliance training

2020-02-12T11:44:00+00:00By

Looking to transform your training program? Take a cue from those who are using leading-edge tech and outside-the-box thinking in the space.

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FTC turns up antitrust heat on Big Tech

2020-02-11T20:02:00+00:00By

The FTC will require the top five U.S. technology firms—Alphabet Inc. (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—to provide information on acquisitions not previously reported to the agency dating back 10 years.

Chinese hackers

Equifax indictment and the making of a Chinese cyber-attack

2020-02-10T19:21:00+00:00By

The DOJ announced four members of the Chinese military have been indicted on charges of hacking into the computer systems of Equifax, ultimately resulting in the largest-ever breach of consumer data. From an ERM standpoint, the indictment offers an inside look at the making of a Chinese cyber-attack.

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NIST seeks comment on ransomware, cyber-attack guidance

2020-02-07T17:07:00+00:00By

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking input on a trio of draft guidance published in the past week. Two of the drafts address ransomware attacks, and the third addresses protecting against cyber-attacks in the supply chain.

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Report: DOJ zeroes in on Google’s ad brokerage business

2020-02-05T21:45:00+00:00By

The DOJ’s scrutiny of Google’s online ad business reflects growing concerns over the tech giant’s potentially anticompetitive behavior, prompts the reclusion of an antitrust enforcement official from the probe, and points to closer coordination between federal and state authorities.

Salesforce

CCPA cited in Hanna Andersson/Salesforce breach lawsuit

2020-02-05T18:27:00+00:00By

A lawsuit filed against online retailer Hanna Andersson and its e-commerce platform Salesforce is among the first to cite the fledgling California Consumer Privacy Act in its judgment sought.

Libra

​Mastercard CEO lists Libra red flags as reason for exit

2020-02-05T16:49:00+00:00By

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga cites concerns with compliance, data management, and making money within regulatory constraints among the reasons his company left the Facebook-led Libra Association late last year.

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First four ‘Excellence in Compliance Awards’ finalists revealed

2020-02-04T17:19:00+00:00By

Compliance Week is proud to announce its first four finalists for the “Excellence in Compliance Awards,” a newly formed program that recognizes individual achievement in one of 13 categories relating to risk and compliance.

Facebook

Facebook reveals $550M settlement for Illinois privacy lawsuit

2020-01-30T20:10:00+00:00By

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.

Microsoft

Microsoft data leak points to industry-wide security vulnerabilities

2020-01-24T15:41:00+00:00By

Microsoft made headlines when it was discovered that nearly 250 million customer service and support records were exposed on the Web through several unsecured cloud servers. But that’s only a glimpse into wider cloud-security weaknesses throughout the industry.