Compliance 101: Defining a Control

By Matt Kelly | July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last week I was speaking at an ethics and compliance event in Houston, where one of the other speakers stumped the crowd with a deceptively simple question: What is a control? After all, compliance officers talk about controls constantly. Effective controls are the lifeblood of what makes a compliance program work. Most of us can…

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Podcast: Compliance Trends in Finance Sector

By Matt Kelly | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several weeks ago I had a post about compliance trends in the financial sector, based on a report from Thomson Reuters. That report found most financial firms aren’t cutting compliance budgets, and it offered practical insights into how compliance officers might tiptoe into more automation and use of technology. Both issues are important for compliance…

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Compliance Jobs Report: July 13

By Matt Kelly | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

New head of compliance at Uber! New head of Criminal Division at the Justice Department! The Compliance Jobs Report also has several hires in the cryptocurrency world, notable CCOs leaving their jobs, an interesting job opening in the compliance-academic industrial complex, and our Meme of the Week goes out to all you privacy buffs. Read…

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The Jim Jordan Compliance Angle…

By Matt Kelly | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Interesting detail about the proto-scandal swirling around Jim Jordan, the Republican congressman accused of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct on the Ohio State wrestling team when he was assistant coach there: Jordan might have violated the school’s sexual harassment Code of Conduct. For those not following this story, Jordan has represented Ohio’s 4th…

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About Us

Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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