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August 25, 2014
Privacy and Data Protection: The View from Europe

  • Robert Bond



  • As is often the case, technology has evolved faster than the law. In the EU, this means that while there is an abundance of solutions available to users, there is also a great need for awareness of applicable regulations and directives. Here we have an in-depth look at recent legislation and the consequences to organizations of non-compliance....

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    August 21, 2014

  • Jim Nortz


  • According to a recent Ernst and Young survey, 67 percent of professionals questioned bel...

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    August 19, 2014
    Role of a Corporate Compliance Officer

  • Rose Schindler



  • With ever-changing legislation and ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny, the role of the CCO is continually evolving. Corporate compliance officers served once upon a time as compliance cops, but the scope of the role has grown over the last several years so that now CCOs must be champions within their organizations of a culture of compliance and ethics and more......

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    August 22, 2014
    5 Essential Improvements to Corporate Governance

  • Michael Volkov



  • Achieving a corporate culture focused on ethics and compliance doesn't happen by accident. It takes a concerted effort from the Board of Directors, CEO and CCO, who all must understand the importance of a strong E&C program and be committed to championing the notions. Michael Volkov offers five key ways companies can strengthen corporate governance....

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    August 20, 2014
    What if Your Compliance Training Records Became Invalid Overnight?

  • Jan Sramek



  • Loopholes in compliance training security can leave organizations open to significant risk, as the validity of LMS completion records can easily be called into question. How sure are you that your staff have completed all necessary trainings? As we've seen on several occasions recently, security issues can escalate quickly and do lasting harm. Now is the time to take preventive measures....

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    August 18, 2014
    Is Social Media the Next Monitoring Emphasis for the OIG?

  • Brian A. Dahl



  • This summer, the FDA released guidance on how drug and device manufacturers are to use social media within the boundaries of appropriate marketing practices. It can be pretty tricky to present product benefits right alongside risk information - or respond to misinformation voiced by a third party - in the space of 140 characters. But the OIG is watching......

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    August 15, 2014
    “Don˜t Bribe for Me, Argentina:˜ Corruption Risks on the Río de la Plata

  • Matteson Ellis



  • Argentina is home to scenic landscapes, rich culture and corruption, unfortunately. Matteson Ellis, expert in all things FCPA-related in Latin America, draws from years of experience in Argentina to walk us through five common risks for corruption in the country, many of which are a direct result of government policy and officials with ulterior motives....



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    August 13, 2014
    The Role of Executive Management in ERM

  • Jim DeLoach



  • Jim DeLoach makes quite the strong argument for the necessity of C-Suite involvement in enterprise risk management. In fact, he argues, executive leadership must not be merely participants in, but owners of the ERM process. Executive management's active participation keeps the focus at a strategic level, ensuring that all potential risks are accounted for....

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    August 11, 2014
    Labor & Employment: New Cases, Important Rulings

  • Marcia Narine



  • A number of recent rulings from the Supreme Court ought to be dominating compliance practitioners' attention. Here, we have highlights of some of the more significant decisions, on matters ranging from whether staff should be paid for donning and doffing protective gear and when interns must be compensated to employer liability in instances of workplace bullying....

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    August 7, 2014
    As Same-Sex Marriage Gains Ground, Employers Must Keep Up

  • Bob Christenson



  • Laws concerning same-sex couples and employer benefits are changing. U.S. v Windsor, a landmark case in 2013, was a huge win for those seeking equal rights for same-sex couples, and it has set the tone for many rulings since. For employers, the impact is significant, as their benefit plans and policies may now be out of compliance with federal law. So: where to start?...

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    August 6, 2014
    U.S. Supreme Court: Police Must Obtain Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones

  • Glen Kopp



  • A recent ruling by the Supreme Court upholds individual's privacy in the course of an arrest by restricting officers from searching the arrestee's cell phone without a first obtaining a warrant. This is a huge stride in data privacy during an era when it seems little remains out of Big Brother's reach. It's also a reminder that companies should take steps to further protect sensitive data....

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    August 14, 2014
    Does Your Company Need a Sterile Cockpit?

  • Linda Henman



  • Leaders ought to be accessible to their staff, though not necessarily at all times. In fact, they may be more effective and get more accomplished if they unplug the phone, turn off email notifications and shut the door now and then. Like airline pilots, executives need to be able to focus during critical phases, and constant interruptions can cause crash landings....

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    August 12, 2014

  • Glen Jenkins


  • From 1934, the year marking the passing of the Securities Exchange Act, and 1977, no major corporate reforms were passed. In the past 30 years, ...

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    August 8, 2014
    Termination of a Third Party, or Breaking Up Should Not Be Hard To Do

  • Thomas Fox



  • Good, bad or ugly, all things must come to an end. Third-party relationships are no exception. Fortunately, companies can prepare for these ends, whether the relationship has simply run its course or there's been a breach of contract. Planning for the end is essential if you want to ensure a smooth transition. Here are five simple steps for making that happen....

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    August 5, 2014
    5 Questions About Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

  • Paul Kramer



  • While the ADA has been in effect for nearly 25 years, many employers still have questions about what qualifies as a disability and what reasonable accommodations must be made for affected employees. For instance, where does FMLA end and ADA begin? Here are the commonest questions regarding ADA - and answers....

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    August 4, 2014
    iConsiderations for Apple as a Medical Device Manufacturer

  • Mohan Ponnudurai



  • Innovation is the name of the game at Apple, and the tech giant may be breaking into the medical device manufacturing sector with the introduction of the iWatch. Pending FDA approval, of course. But is the company ready for the move into such a highly regulated environment, where the product will be under constant scrutiny?...