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In the wake of recent public corporate scandals involving fraud and misconduct, regulators at a global level are increasing their oversight in the area of whistleblower protection as well as issuing substantial fines and penalties to public and private sector organizations for such misconduct. Several jurisdictions have implemented, recently updated, or are introducing whistleblowing laws and anti-retaliation measures in an effort to identify and combat fraud and misconduct across different sectors including financial, pharmaceuticals, and…

Blockchain was originally created to validate the transactions of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It can be described as a digital ledger of transactions that is an immutable database and distributed across a network of computer systems. Although touted primarily as a value transfer technology, at its core, blockchain is also a records and data management technology.1 Blockchain technology provides a system for recording information in a manner that makes it difficult to change, hack, or…

Due diligence and ethical sourcing in supply chain management has been the subject of increasing regulatory attention. This reflects the growing impetus for companies to ensure that their supply chains are socially responsible. Similar to “Know Your Client” or “KYC” standards in the financial services sector, which protect both clients and financial intermediaries, the concept of “Know Your Supply Chain” reflects the requirements to protect workers, the environment, and the integrity of company purchasing arrangements.…