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February 5, 2016  12:20 PM

Barclays, Credit Suisse to pay $154M for ‘dark pool’ trading violations

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Data governance, Data privacy, Data protection, EMV, PCI compliance, Safe Harbor, SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange commission announced last week that global banks Barclays and Credit Suisse would pay a record total of more than $154 million to settle allegations over "dark pool" trading. In other recent GRC news, retailers continue to face EMV chip hurdles months after new...

January 21, 2016  3:21 PM

FTC report: Big data analytics could prove harmful to consumers

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Big Data, Big Data Analysts, Consumer data, FTC, FTC Act, Information security, Predictive Analytics, regulatory compliance

Big data analytics have proven extremely beneficial to both companies and consumers across a wide range of industries, producing valuable insight in fields like healthcare, education and transportation....


January 7, 2016  1:31 PM

Repeat HIPAA violators face minimal ramifications

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
grc, HIPAA, PCI compliance, PCI DSS, regulatory compliance, SSL/TLS, TLS

Despite several HIPAA violations, recent data analysis found U.S. healthcare providers such as CVS and the VA face few punitive actions. Also in recent GRC headlines: Companies have two more years to meet the TLS requirement under PCI DSS, and experts foresee big changes ahead for the FCPA's...


December 22, 2015  4:56 PM

GDPR: How will the EU data protection law impact U.S. industry?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, Data protection, EU directive 95/46, European Data Protection legislation, Safe Harbor

Three years in the making, European Union officials finally agreed on a draft of the General Data Protection Regulation. The EU-wide legal framework sets standards for data...


December 9, 2015  5:15 PM

New York proposes banking rules to block terrorism funding

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Dodd-Frank, grc, HIPAA, SEC

The governor of New York has introduced new state banking rules designed to curb money laundering and block terrorism funding. Also in recent GRC news: Most healthcare organizations lack HIPAA-compliant messaging apps; the Fed adopts stricter bailout measures; and a former SEC commissioner says the...


November 25, 2015  9:09 AM

Privacy vs. public safety remains central to encryption debate

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data-security, Encryption, Encryption keys, FBI, NSA, Security

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris earlier this month, government and intelligence officials pointed a finger at end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and how it enabled attackers to "

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November 12, 2015  8:51 AM

Fed Chair says regulatory compliance problems persist at large banks

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Audit and compliance, CFO, Compliance, Dodd-Frank, Finance, Financial firms, Financial industry, grc, GRC strategy, regulatory compliance, Risk management

In recent regulatory compliance news, the Federal Reserve Chairwoman testified before a House panel that very large U.S. banks still experience "substantial" GRC management failures; recent research casts doubt on...


October 29, 2015  12:27 PM

Goldman Sachs faces $50 million fine to settle document leak case

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Finance, Financial regulations, grc, regulatory compliance, SEC, SOX

This week, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay a $50 million fine to settle a case in which a former employee leaked confidential information from the New York Fed. Also in the news: Bristol-Myers Squibb and other pharma companies face foreign bribery probes; a study found that earnings misstatements are...


October 15, 2015  4:15 PM

What’s compliance worth to the business?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
board, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance, grc, risk

In part one of this blog post, we unpack the drivers behind the surge of demand on compliance investments and skilled staff, including new agencies that...


October 15, 2015  4:13 PM

As regulatory wave swells, boards put new focus on compliance functions

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance, grc, regulatory compliance, risk

Boards of directors are increasingly seeing the value of regulatory compliance, as the past year has seen a worldwide spike in compliance spending and the hiring of skilled compliance staff, according to data collected...


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