Multiple U.S. and U.K. regulators have taken enforcement action against firms for off-channel communications on WhatsApp, however, the primary U.K. regulator is yet to make it a clear priority. What can we expect from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) going forward?
With the Securities and Exchange Commission releasing its annual enforcement results, we explore what they convey about regulatory priorities over the last year – and for the year to come.
Technology vendors are increasing or imposing API fees on enterprise users of their collaboration and communications platforms – are they the new ‘cost of doing business’ compliantly?
In Regulatory Wrap for the week to November 17, 2023, Jennie Clarke unpicks Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Enforcement Results 2023.
Internal communication is a vital – but often overlooked – function within a business that can help to reinforce cultural values, ensure employees feel part of something, and even mitigate potential compliance risks. We explore the do’s and don’ts that will enhance your internal communications strategy.
With a recent demonstration proving that AI is capable of performing illegal trades – and lying about them – where do regulators stand on the ‘AI question’?
Regulators have made their view on noncompliance clear as they continue to use a firm hand to squash communications and recordkeeping violations. Global Relay’s Executive VP of Compliance, Chip Jones, spoke to this point in an FCPA Compliance Report podcast, weighing in on what moves organizations can make to ensure they’re not dealt the next costly blow.
In a recent speech, Gurbir S. Grewal, Director of the Division of Enforcement for the SEC, laid out the triggers that will see the regulator acting against compliance functions – and gave insight on how to avoid them.
The FCA touched on several points recapping its progress over the past couple of years and outlines goals to ignite long-term growth through an adapted regulatory approach. This “growth mindset” comes after industry response that it desires enhanced effectiveness and efficiency concerning regulatory measures.
When it comes to flourishing communication methods like social media and IM, choosing to ban platforms and steer away from creating policies could leave your organization vulnerable to substantial compliance violations. Mitigate regulatory risk and remain compliant by proactively implementing procedures and policies for emerging messaging channels sooner rather than later.
The multiplication of communication channels makes it easier than ever before to communicate, yet increasingly difficult to comply within the financial services industry. In a recent webinar, industry experts including Global Relay’s Rob Mason set out how firms can manage risk by attending to surveillance strategies and communicating policies in a way that is comprehensive to employees and mindful of regulations.