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Entries in Due Diligence (146)

Tuesday
Sep182018

Scott Shaffer: Due diligence isn't nice to have, it's a must have

After reviewing the FCPA Blog's post, “When do issuers disclose their FCPA problems?” which focused  on the seven resolved FCPA cases during the first half of 2018, I also examined each of the enforcement actions with a specific goal of determining the impact of due diligence in these cases.

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Friday
Sep142018

Illya Antonenko: Should U.S. companies even care about GDPR?

We’re based in the United States, so how does the GDPR concern us?

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Thursday
Sep132018

Illya Antonenko on GDPR: But without criminal background checks, it's not due diligence

According to a recent informal polling by Deloitte, 11.7 percent of responders are taking a “wait and see” approach to compliance with the GDPR as a whole, not just Article 10. It is a valid position to assume compliance risks as long as the risks are well understood.

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Wednesday
Sep122018

Illya Antonenko: Three months after GDPR, is due diligence still possible?

It has been over three months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The sky hasn’t fallen, and we are still here. We at TRACE now wear a t-shirt saying “I survived the GDPR” and see the humor in GDPR jokes and online memes.

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Tuesday
Aug072018

Richard Bistrong: Embrace the best compliance resource of all

Two great recent posts on the FCPA Blog talked about the heavy demands on compliance professionals generated by the global regulatory patchwork.

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Wednesday
Aug012018

Eric Lochner: Panasonic provides a teachable moment

The Panasonic enforcement action in April -- resulting in $280 million in penalties and disgorgement to the DOJ and SEC -- offers almost every lesson a compliance officer might want to discuss about anti-bribery programs.

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Monday
Jul302018

Martin Kenney: Why is the pressure on compliance professionals so intense?

Lindsay Columbo’s excellent post for the FCPA Blog (“How did due diligence ever become so complicated?”) articulated a set of thought-provoking observations that many of us working in the financial and legal sector, and who have compliance and KYC obligations, have been pondering for some time.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Lindsay Columbo: How did due diligence become so complicated?

Over the past several years, concepts that once served as basic elements to an appropriate customer due diligence program and that had simple definitions have morphed into requirements that are completely decentralized and that vary, based on factors such as geographical location, risk level, industry and business activity.

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Monday
Jul092018

Vera Cherepanova: AI doesn't solve ethical dilemmas, it exposes them

Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are expected to bring massive operational efficiencies to compliance and ethics program management tasks. But what exactly is behind these buzzwords?

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Tuesday
Jun192018

Due diligence on the oligarchs: Predicting OFAC’s next move

Oleg DeripaskaWith the proliferation of OFAC designations of Russian businesspeople, trying to predict whether or not someone will be designated as a Specially Designated National (SDN) has become an important part of third party due diligence on Russian business partners. 

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Wednesday
Jun062018

Illya Antonenko: Does Sapin II allow due diligence under the GDPR?

On May 24, I wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about TRACE's concerns that Article 10 of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presents an obstacle to anti-bribery due diligence of third parties, and how we have advocated for an EU-wide, or at least a national-level, solution.

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Friday
May182018

Alexandra Wrage on Panasonic: Bad actors rarely work alone

At every FCPA conference, someone comments that over 90 percent of FCPA matters involve third party intermediaries. It’s an interesting statistic and can be useful if it helps motivate the team to take due diligence seriously and encourages management to fund the program.

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