Hong Kong Jails Compliance Officer

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A corporate compliance officer in Hong Kong has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison there for assaulting a plainclothes police officer, where the compliance officer was actually trying to protect a teen the officer was beating during pro-democracy protests.  The compliance professional in question, Samuel Bickett, is a U.S. citizen who had been working…

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Apple Exec Indicted on Bribery Charge


A grand jury indicted one of Apple’s top compliance executives on Monday for offering 200 iPads to a local sheriff’s office in exchange for concealed weapons permits.  Tom Moyer, currently Apple’s head of global security and chief compliance officer from 2009 to 2018, was indicted in Santa Clara County on one count of bribing an…

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The Day the Conferences Canceled


Wednesday was a grim one for the compliance and audit communities: at least seven industry events were canceled, postponed, or scaled back dramatically, as coronavirus continues to thwart the camaraderie and exchange of ideas that have been the hallmarks of this profession for so long. Here is the latest list that I’ve been able to…

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Women in Compliance 2020 Finalists 


Finalists for the 2020 Women in Compliance Awards were announced this morning, so anyone who knows women working in compliance may want to take a peek and see who made the cut. This will be the seventh year for the Women in Compliance Awards. The winners are announced at a gala dinner in London, happening…

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CCOs Serving on Corporate Boards


This week I had the privilege of moderating a forum in New York for ethics and compliance officers who wanted to talk about an idea that makes tremendous sense: CCOs serving on corporate boards.  After all, regulators increasingly want companies to embrace a culture of compliance that avoids corporate misconduct in the first place, or…

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Compliance and Careers Amid Corporate Upheaval


This week I was in Denver attending the Converge 2019 conference hosted by Convercent, and as one might expect, lots of the sessions there focused on how to apply technology to compliance programs.  For my money, however, the most interesting session explored something quite different: how compliance officers can navigate their careers amid upheaval at…

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Professional Development on No Budget

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Professional development is crucial for every compliance officer. Either you need it yourself, to better understand the issues in our field; or you need to provide it to your team, since that’s part of your job as chief compliance officer.  So how does one devise professional development opportunities under what we’ll call an “extremely limited”…

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Podcast: CCOs Serving on Boards


Regular readers of Radical Compliance know that I believe ethics and compliance officers serving on corporate boards is a superb idea. More and more of the governance challenges boards face, as they try to position their organizations for success, somehow touch upon ethics and compliance issues. Well, who understands those issues better than professional ethics…

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News on CCO Titles, Reporting Structure


Ethisphere has released another analysis of its World’s Most Ethical companies, finding a move toward a more clearly defined chief ethics & compliance officer role and more direct reporting to senior leadership. The study, released on Thursday, is the second in a series of reports Ethisphere is publishing about the 128 firms that made its…

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Glam Shots From WICA 2019


The Women in Compliance Awards were awarded Thursday night in London, celebrating women in the profession in more than a dozen award categories. Alas, Radical Compliance could not be on scene to represent the Y chromosome, so as always, we pulled together some social media posts from Twitter to capture the festive mood and give…

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