Transparency International UK (TI) has now launched its new online tool, providing up-to-date and in-depth guidance for businesses in understanding and tackling bribery and corruption. This Global Anti-Bribery Guidance is now live at www.antibriberyguidance.org.
Regulatory changes in recent years have led to increasing pressure on companies to ensure they are facilitating and managing the ‘right’ compliance training for their employees.
As scrutiny from regulators continues to grow, the once-a-year training approach is becoming a thing of the past. Organisations are focused on supplementing their core compliance training with additional training in small, specific modules, to ensure their compliance programme is effective and relevant for employees.
For those wondering how many sleeps are left until the GDPR comes into force, it was confirmed at the sixth annual Thomson Reuters Future of Data Protection Forum, which took place last Thursday, that there were only 161 business days remaining.
With the looming deadline in mind, and a reminder in Ardi Kolah’s introductory address that the new regime is as much about reputation as regulation, business readiness and priorities were key themes of the day, with speakers and delegates sharing practical tips for managing core aspects of the Regulation.
October’s vlog focuses on preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Over 70% of respondents to our recent survey on GDPR compliance thought it would necessitate significant changes to some of their business processes but 13% hadn’t yet begun to tackling the task of compliance.
On the 10th October 2017, Transparency International UK is launching a new free-to-use anti-bribery guidance portal. This flagship guidance presents anti-bribery and corruption best practice for companies, drawing upon expertise from over 120 leading compliance and legal practitioners.
Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Florence and the fourth round of negotiations between the UK and the EU were the key developments in September. Earlier in the month, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 received its second reading in the House of Commons.
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Key items on the agenda for businesses this month include assessing the government’s proposals on corporate governance reform, continuing to prepare for the GDPR and several changes to intellectual property legislation.
In its position paper for discussion with the EU27 at the Council working party of 7 September 2017, the European Commission sets out its initial expectations for intellectual property rights after withdrawal of the UK from the EU, in particular in relation to geographical indications and exhaustion of rights. While short, at just five pages long, it indicates the Commission’s high level priorities and marks a start of the negotiations around intellectual property and Brexit.
To borrow a much overused and somewhat clichéd term from the weight loss industry, your UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA) statement is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. Your company has to live and breathe the principles and policies that you have chosen to implement with the purpose of eradicating slavery in your supply chain. If management and the people in charge of implementation do not believe in the company’s MSA policies, they will have nothing to report at the end of the year.