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Copyright and Compliance

I am a big fan of maps. I work for a real estate company, so that should not be surprising. Pictures can usually put information into better context than mere words. Frank Jacobs, just published a book: Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities. In an interview with Annika Mengisen on the Freakonomics blog, Mr. Jacobs pointed […]

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OFAC has Released its Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines

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International Fraud Awareness Week

November 8-14, 2009 is International Fraud Awareness Week. This weeklong campaign, sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, encourages business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Test your knowledge about fraud with this Fraud IQ Test, which includes 20 actual questions […]

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Compliance Bits and Pieces for Nov. 6

The FCPA’s Imperialist Myth from The FCPA Blog Why aren’t law professors training their students on the issue?  The answer, says Elizabeth Spahn, is tied up with false notions in the West about legal imperialism. Elizabeth Spahn’s article, “International Bribery: The Moral Imperialism Critiques,” 18 Minn. J. Int’l L. 155 (2009). Conducting Ethical Corporate Investigations […]

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Google’s New Privacy Dashboard

Have you ever wondered what data is stored with your Google Account? Over the past 11 years, Google has focused on building innovative products for our users. Today, with hundreds of millions of people using those products around the world, we are very aware of the trust that you have placed in us, and our […]

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Massachusetts Amends Its Strict Data Privacy Law (Yet, Again)

Massachusetts has revised its data privacy regulations one more time. The revised regulations are less demanding that the original version released over a year ago. But this law is the strictest in the country and will be the de facto law of the land for many companies. Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation released […]

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Compliance, the SEC, and the Supreme Court

Will the Supreme Court Affect Mutual Fund Fees?

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the arguments on a case involving mutual fund fees. The case is trying to reconcile the standard for when mutual fund fees are too high. Under §36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 the “the investment adviser of a registered investment company shall be deemed to have a […]

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The One Year Club: Five Things Companies Learn After a Year of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

I’m attending the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. I’m sharing my notes from this session. At the outset, organizations are often eager and excited about the benefits they anticipate from cultivating adoption and use of social and collaborative tools. But talk to those same organizations six months or one year after they’ve started, and […]

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Straight from the Horses’ Mouths

I’m attending the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. I’m sharing my notes from this session. The 2.0 Adoption Council presents the market’s first in-depth research on a representative sample of early adopters in large organizations. This session will cut to the chase on issues that have plagued pundits and vendors alike. Carl Frappaolo, Co-founder […]

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Analysts on SharePoint 2010

I’m attending the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. I’m sharing my notes from this session. e2 Moderator – Irwin Lazar, Vice President, Communications Research, Nemertes Research Christian Finn, Director of SharePoint Product Management, Microsoft Mike Gotta, Principal Analyst, Burton Group Rob Koplowitz, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research SharePoint is a platform. The move from the […]

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