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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Yes, ‘ethical culture’ can be measured

When the U.S. Department of Justice recently updated its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” the enforcement agency unambiguously underlined how important it is for a company to create and foster a culture of ethics and compliance.… Continue Reading

Yes, GDPR has already changed the whistleblowing landscape

Last year just before the “big date” of May 25, I wrote a post trying to analyze GDPR provisions through the lens of the whistleblowing process. At that time there were many questions ranging from how the rules will apply to whistleblowing on a national level to how to balance individuals’ privacy rights against companies’ need to pursue investigations.… Continue Reading

ISO 37001: Not all certifications are created equal

On January 25, 2017, Eni Corporation announced its ISO 37001 certification. The press release stated that “certification confirms the quality of the system of rules and controls aimed at preventing corruption, developed by Eni since 2009 in line with the principle of ‘zero tolerance’ expressed in its Code of Ethics.”

Two weeks later the company’s CEO and his predecessor were charged with international corruption by Italian prosecutors following an investigation into the company’s 2011 purchase of a Nigerian exploration license.… Continue Reading

Who’s to blame? The bad apple or the barrel?

According to the recently published EY Global Fraud Survey 2018, only 22 percent of respondents said that integrity is an individual responsibility. The remainder believe the primary responsibility for ensuring integrity sits with other groups in the organization including management (41 percent), the board (15 percent), HR (11 percent) and legal & compliance (9 percent).… Continue Reading

Italy adopts new ‘bribe destroyer’ law

On December 18, 2018 the Italian Parliament approved a package of measures aimed to combat public sector corruption and increase scrutiny and transparency requirements with regards to private and corporate contributions to political parties and foundations.… Continue Reading

Vera Cherepanova: Can GDPR and blockchain ever coexist?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May. With the risk of hefty fines, it’s no surprise that GDPR compliance tops the agenda for many organizations. But one area of technology faces even greater challenges under GDPR: blockchain.… Continue Reading

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?

A more holistic view leads me to a conclusion that what a machine technology can do is less interesting than how it should be taught to do it.… Continue Reading