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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

What does this Apple disclosure mean?

Apple published its annual Conflict Minerals Reports last week that said the company is reviewing information about alleged activities involving the Democratic Republic of the Congo that include bribery and illegal payments.… Continue Reading

Can any compliance officer overcome the encryption problem?

Encryption is great for users of devices and apps. It keeps personal details private, credit cards secure, and other sensitive information safe from hackers by allowing practically impenetrable communication.

But increased security for users means a reduction in transparency and ability to audit communications for governments and companies.… Continue Reading

Ethisphere honors for Richard Bistrong

Our contributing editor Richard Bistrong was named one of Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics for 2015.

Each year, Ethisphere recognizes 100 individuals who have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.… Continue Reading

CCTV exec investigated for running protection racket

A senior executive with the sate-run China Central Television (CCTV), Guo Zhenxi, has been placed under investigation for graft.
 
China’s top prosecutors announced that Guo, pictured left, the director of CCTV’s finance and economics channel and concurrently advertising director, is being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes.… Continue Reading

Apple to name suppliers using conflict minerals

Image courtesy of AppleApple will begin publishing names of suppliers every quarter showing whether they have verified the source of the minerals they use.

The company said in its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report released Thursday it will also publish names of suppliers and audit results covering compliance with labour standards and environmental use and impact.… Continue Reading

Former Foxconn managers charged in Taiwan bribe case

Several former employees of Apple supplier Foxconn were charged with bribery Thursday by Taiwan prosecutors after a year-long investigation.

Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and one of Apple’s biggest suppliers.… Continue Reading