Monthly Archives: February 2017

Alberta securities watchdog considering whistleblower program — but sorry, no financial reward — Calgary Herald

The Alberta Securities Commission is considering adopting a whistleblower program to encourage tipsters who expose wrongdoing in the province’s capital markets. But unlike programs operated by the Ontario Securities Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Alberta whistleblower program would not pay for information leading to successful enforcement action. via Alberta securities watchdog considering whistleblower program —…

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The Case for Certifying Your Anti-Bribery Program – Lexology

On October 14th, the world’s anti-bribery community celebrated as the finalized ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard was published. The standard took three years to develop, using input from experts in 56 countries. Companies can now obtain certification that they meet the best practices and regulatory obligations for international anti-bribery programs. The standard can be applied to any organization, of…

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Whistle-Blower Lawyers Hope GOP Won’t Kill SEC Rewards for Co-Conspirators | Bloomberg BNA

A Republican proposal to bar whistle-blowers who participated in the misconduct they report from collecting a bounty could harm SEC enforcement efforts, whistle-blower lawyers told Bloomberg BNA. Allowing wrongdoers to obtain a whistle-blower award isn’t “ideal,” former Securities and Exchange Commission whistle-blower chief Sean McKessy told Bloomberg BNA. However, he said, with the inducement, enforcers can use the “little fish”…

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