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Data analytics: How does the CECO get access?​

Attending SCCE conferences is always a source of insights and new information. In these conferences I have seen quite a bit of focus on data analytics, and deservedly so. DOJ’s Criminal and Antitrust Divisions are both making it clear that they expect an effective compliance program to use data analytics.

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Gifts, Conflicts of Interest and Our Shared Humanity

Embracing the Season of Giving or the Grinch?

I confess to going a little holiday crazy starting in November. In the old days, I took great pleasure in presenting a special gift to each of my clients – something that was meaningful and celebrated the work and relationship we shared. About fifteen years ago, a client’s office sent the gift back to me. The gift wasn’t extravagant, but it violated the company’s strict rule against the compliance team’s accepting any gifts from vendors.

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The Brilliance of the Sentencing Guidelines Standards: “Evaluate”

Over the years I have heard the Sentencing Guidelines standards erroneously dismissed as using an outdated “command and control” approach. The Guidelines come from an admittedly odd place , but they are far from being either legalistic or based on command and control. Anyone who takes the time to read them can see what they are: directions on how to apply management steps to achieve compliance in organizations.

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What is data hubris?

Recent years have seen a fervent pitch toward using big data to determine where to focus on compliance and ethics programs and whether the programs are actually working. Guidance from the US Department of Justice, for example, makes it clear that if programs are to be credited, they need to engage in data analytics.

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Without training

Picture this. It is your first day on the job at a construction company. You are told where the work is being done and told to go there today and start working. You have had no training. You have never even been on a construction site. It would be too dangerous and a safety hazard for all. So you think this cannot happen?

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