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Richard L. Cassin
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Cody Worthington
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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Bill Steinman
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The AI due diligence revolution has begun

As the ecosystem of third parties continues to grow, AML due diligence has become more difficult. The challenge of identifying and vetting suppliers, consultants, agents, affiliates and resellers would be insurmountable without the use of technology.Continue Reading

The truth about AI and due diligence

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possible uses of artificial intelligence in anti-bribery compliance. Most commentators recognize that AI (and its more unassuming cousin, machine learning) won’t do away with current practices altogether.… Continue Reading

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.

Lindsay Columbo discussed the challenges of due diligence amid regulatory differences, among other variables, but said consistent standards and regulations “can be understood and addressed regardless of jurisdiction or any other factor.”… Continue Reading

Event: Are you ready for tomorrow’s tech-driven compliance systems?

It’s increasingly important to understand the way disruptive technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and big data are already impacting and will continue to shape how compliance systems work.

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is holding a two-day seminar on this topic for professionals and others from September 20 to 21 at our Laxenburg/Vienna campus.… 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

David McLaughlin: How AI can nail a bribe paying scrap metal dealer

Last year 27 companies paid nearly $2.5 billion to resolve FCPA-related offenses. So far this year, 9 companies have paid more than $1.2 billion for FCPA-related settlements. Yet despite these staggering outcomes, existing tools deployed today by corporations are not capable of effectively mitigating FCPA risk.… Continue Reading

Scott Shaffer: Due diligence still needs the human element

Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen many new firms enter the FCPA due diligence space. They’re often big data companies commoditizing the investigative field.

These firms use technology to expand outside of their niche, into the domain of investigations and licensed private investigative agencies, whose entire business model focuses on investigative analyst-led research.… Continue Reading