Compliance Risk and Collaboration Tools

By Matt Kelly | September 28, 2020 |

Last week I spoke on a webinar about the role that compliance officers should play in helping to guide a firm’s electronic communications. After all, coronavirus has forced tens of millions to work remotely, so the use of “collaboration tools” such as Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and similar apps is soaring.  Well, what are the…

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compliance jobs

Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 25

By Matt Kelly | September 25, 2020 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at Visa, Google, and Sumitomo Mitsui, among other places. Also a bevy of promotions to note, and LRN has hired a new chief executive. We have job openings from Boston to Los Angeles, and our Meme of the Week goes out to anyone who received a…

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SEC Updates Whistleblower Awards Program

By Matt Kelly | September 23, 2020 |

The Securities and Exchange Commission has, at long last, updated the rules for its whistleblower awards program. Among the changes: a presumption toward more generous awards at the lower end of the pay scale, restrictions on people who abuse the tipster process too often, and faster disposal of would-be tips that don’t meet the awards…

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FinCEN Files

Boom: The FinCEN Files Are Here

By Matt Kelly | September 21, 2020 |

The anti-money laundering compliance crowd should pull out your tablets and create several free hours on your schedule today. The same investigative reporters who delivered the Panama Papers in 2016 just dropped another mammoth exposé, this time looking at 20 years’ worth of failed AML compliance at five large banks. Known as the FinCEN Files,…

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Trump Admin Targets Princeton for Diversity

By Matt Kelly | September 19, 2020 |

The Trump Administration has opened an investigation into Princeton University and its anti-racism efforts — claiming that because Princeton officials say the university needs to do more to fight racism today, perhaps the school’s previous attestations about compliance with federal anti-discrimination law haven’t been accurate. So says a letter the Education Department sent to Princeton…

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Ethisphere Launches Racial Equity Project

By Matt Kelly | September 18, 2020 |

Business ethics research firm Ethisphere has launched a new effort to develop a social justice framework and identify best practices that companies can use to foster more equity in the workplace. Known as the Ethisphere Initiative for Equity and Social Justice, the project is a collaboration between Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and an advisory…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 18

By Matt Kelly | September 18, 2020 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has compliance hiring news from Carnival Corp., Softbank, Citigroup, Seqirus, Ericsson, and elsewhere. We learned where the former CCO of the SEC just turned up, we have a very fashionable compliance job posting to note, and our Meme of the Week goes out to Winne the Pooh fans. As…

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Another Cybersecurity Threat to Compliance

By Matt Kelly | September 18, 2020 |

Today we circle back to enterprise cybersecurity and its role in effective corporate compliance. Why? Because researchers recently discovered a vulnerability in SAP software that lets attackers infiltrate your IT systems to steal personal data, alter financial transactions, or otherwise cause all sorts of mischief that would saddle your business with huge compliance concerns. The…

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Employee Politics and Workplace Policy

By Matt Kelly | September 17, 2020 |

We have an interesting item from the National Labor Relations Board this week addressing a point of workplace culture that I suspect has grown quite sore for many businesses in 2020. How much discretion do you have to fire employees for their political views?  The NLRB published an advice memo on Monday about a union…

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When Is an Investigation ‘Joint,’ Anyway?

By Matt Kelly | September 16, 2020 |

All you criminal procedure mavens out there might be interested in a ruling from a federal district court in New Jersey this week, where two business executives facing FCPA charges were quibbling over whether the Justice Department and the SEC conducted a “joint” investigation into their alleged crimes.  Apparently that question matters because the defendants…

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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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