The need for banks and other financial institutions to design their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance program is paramount to mitigate financing risks and, most importantly, ensure conformity with the heightening BSA/AML regulations. Adopting a risk-based approach that focuses on detection and mitigation measures from potential illicit financial transactions is at the core to avoid hefty fines and legal liabilities. Moreover, banks and financial institutions must keep themselves abreast with emerging regulatory developments to avoid pitfalls.
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division recently announced notable substantive updates to its Corporate Leniency Program which signals heightened crackdown on antitrust violators.
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) continues to administer and enforce strict scrutiny on U.S. and non-U.S. companies. Several settlement agreements have been noted in the past months that signal the broad reach of U.S. sanctions regulations.
The growing market participation in digital asset transactions further drives governmental scrutiny, particularly in anti-money laundering enforcement involving cryptocurrencies.
The Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is continuously expanding its efforts to streamline, modernize, and update anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorism financing regulations.
With supply chain disruptions, rapidly changing compliance regulations, and rising demands for food quality, today’s food and beverage (F&B) industry must be more agile and innovative than ever before. These manufacturing challenges emphasize the importance of leveraging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology
What the DOJ’s New Cryptocurrency Task Force Means for Your Firm: Key Trends and Risk Mitigation StrategiesJoenel2022-12-28T02:18:49-05:00
As digital assets and distributed ledger technologies continue to develop, cybercrimes involving cryptocurrencies also worsen. From email phishing to ransomware, hackers have shifted their attacks into more pervasive and malicious forms breaking even the most sophisticated security systems. Thus, the DOJ, together with the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET)
In response to a prevailing view that the US was becoming a haven for money laundering, as well as emerging risks posed by advances in financial technology and the advent of virtual currencies,
With the fast-growing problem and increasingly sophisticated threats of cyber security and data breaches, litigation and other related cases continue to hound the landscape. These lawsuits have brought large numbers of damages to individuals and industries, such as consumers and financial institutions over the years.
When a certain company is served with a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it indicates that the Commission has obtained sufficient information to get a formal investigation order. It can be harrowing for any business entity to be served with such order as it may have a significant impact on the company’s resources and overall reputation.
Intended to enhance consumer privacy rights and data use transparency, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 is regarded as the most comprehensive privacy law in the U.S. The Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, imposes stringent privacy requirements with significant impacts on many entities that do business with California residents.
Today’s leaders in cybersecurity continue to look for ways to protect organizations from the increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks. From the antiquated belief of "trust, but verify," the security world seems to be warming up to the new principle of zero trust IT. Under the latter approach, nothing inside or outside of an organization is being trusted. The zero trust model cuts the time spent in tracking false positives, thus, enabling organizations to increase their productivity.
As threats of financial crimes continue to grow, enforcement actions under the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) remain to have a significant impact and implication on future regulations. Recently, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its 2020 bank supervision operating plan that sets forth its supervisory strategies and objectives regarding BSA/AML compliance.
Staying compliant with the evolving regulatory landscape of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) has always been challenging. With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2021, increased scrutiny and heightened penalties are expected. Amidst these changes, financial institutions also grapple with imminent credit and liquidity risks which, if not mitigated, could significantly affect operations and revenue.