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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...


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  4:13 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...


September 30, 2015  5:37 PM

Fitbit achieves HIPAA compliance, targets more corporate customers

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CFO, grc, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, regulatory compliance, SEC, Wearable devices

Wearable fitness tracker company Fitbit recently announced that its devices are now HIPAA-compliant, broadening the types of businesses it aims to work with. Also in recent GRC news: CFOs report widespread earnings misrepresentation; SEC proposed changes to its administrative...


September 2, 2015  5:52 PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s email may have violated SEC disclosure rules

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, Apple iOS, Compliance, cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data security breaches, FTC, grc, Information security, malware, Mobile security, Palo Alto Networks, SEC

Lawyers say Apple CEO Tim Cook may have flouted the Securities and Exchange Commission's fair-disclosure regulation when he sent a CNBC correspondent an email containing company performance information. In other GRC news from the past few weeks: Charles Schwab is fined $2 million for capital...


August 19, 2015  5:52 PM

SEC greenlights Dodd-Frank pay-ratio rule, backs internal whistleblowers

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Dodd-Frank, Financial industry, grc, Regulations, regulatory compliance, SEC, Whistleblower

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this month that it has approved a contentious pay-ratio rule first introduced by the Dodd-Frank Act five years ago. Also in recent...


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