Compliance Communications Blog

 

"Crowdsourcing Takes to Corruption"

 

6/5/15: Ah, the power of social media. Just when you think you might have a handle on what it can, should, will, won’t, could or might do, think again because technology and human creativity are going to turn your handle right around. Here are some examples: “I Paid a Bribe” in India; “Not in My Country” in Kenya; and...

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"SEC Champions Whistleblower Protection"

 

5/13/2015: Speaking before the Garrett Institute at Northwestern University’s School of Law, SEC Chair Mary Jo White focused on the past four years of the Commission’s whistleblower award program. Okay, so the topic might not rank high on the list of exciting subject matter, but White’s speech was definitely worth the price of...

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"Who is Eligible for a Whistleblower Award?"

 

3/18/15: It is rare for a corporate officer, director or trustee to receive a whistleblower award, but that’s exactly what happened recently when the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) paid between $475,000 and $575,000 to a former company officer for reporting fraudulent activities inside his company. The former officer...

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"First Whistleblower Award to Compliance Professional"

9/1/14: Companies have to follow up on internal complaints of possible wrongdoing. The US Securities and Exchange Commission made that clear when it awarded $300,000 to a whistleblower with audit and compliance responsibilities. In this case, the whistleblower had alerted all the appropriate personnel in his company about possible...

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