Here is the United States we are mostly talking about financial information and medical information when it comes to privacy and data security. The state data privacy laws focus on social security numbers and financial account information. HIPPA created a federal regulatory regime for medical information. Europe has been focused less on financial information and […]
Compare playing solitaire on your computer against using a deck of cards to play solitaire. The computer won’t let you cheat. You can’t put the card on a stack if it doesn’t belong on that stack. The rules are embedded in game’s software. Ultimately, that should be one of the goals for compliance. You want […]
California has followed the lead of New York and started regulating the use of placement agents. California’s law requires placement agents to disclose contributions and gifts made to state and local pension and retirement board members, as well as information about the placement agent’s compensation, the services provided, and any lobbying or regulatory registrations. The […]
Mark Frydenberg is teaching a new, experimental class at Bentley University’s: CS 299 – Web 2.0: Technology, Strategy, Community. I am the experiment today, telling my story to his students. The focus of my presentation will be how I learned about Web 2.0, started using it as a knowledge management tool and how I now […]
One of the key rules for private investment funds is that their investors generally need to be “accredited investors.” This is the gateway to an exemption from the registration requirement under the federal securities laws. The exemption is generally targeted so that experienced investors with significant financial resources and their own advisers are in less […]
In the United States, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has received significant attention due to some recent high-profile prosecutions. Just to the North, there is the Canadian equivalent to the FCPA: the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. It has not yet been a significant concern for most businesses that fall within its jurisdiction. But […]
I decided to take the day off for Columbus Day. School is closed and the office is closed. Although, I posted this picture. So I guess I did something related to compliance.
It is hard to keep track of who is doing what with a busy family. You can’t show up on time and do what you are supposed to do if you don’t where you are supposed be. My work calendar runs on an Exchange / Outlook platform, as does The Wife’s calendar. Now that The Son […]
Here is this weeks collection of stuff I found interesting, but didn’t blog about: To Combat Overseas Bribery, Authorities Make It Personal Dionne Searcy for The Wall Street Journal “To really achieve the kind of deterrent effect we’re shooting for, you have to prosecute individuals,” Mark Mendelsohn, deputy chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division, […]
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