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SEC said to have picked experienced Republican aide for PCAOB chair

SEC said to have picked experienced Republican aide for PCAOB chair

December 06, 2017, GIR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly chosen a replacement for James Doty as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

World Bank announces Oberthur debarment

World Bank announces Oberthur debarment

December 04, 2017, GIR

The World Bank has announced the debarment of French digital security company Oberthur Technologies after the company admitted to making improper payments to a sub-contractor.

SEC ratifies its administrative law judges

SEC ratifies its administrative law judges

December 01, 2017, GIR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed an order on 30 November ratifying the appointment of its five administrative law judges.

Former Obama national security officials launch Seattle consultancy

Former Obama national security officials launch Seattle consultancy

November 29, 2017, GIR

Two former top US national security officials have started a consultancy firm to serve the data transfer, compliance and national security needs of big technology companies.

Zarrab flips in NY sanctions case

Zarrab flips in NY sanctions case

November 28, 2017, GIR

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, has pleaded guilty and will testify for the government in its case against an alleged conspirator, according to reports.

Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

Uber hack adds to ride-sharing company’s woes

November 24, 2017, GIR

The revelation of an enormous 2016 data breach is the latest in a string of scandals at ride-sharing app company Uber, which faces a growing number of investigations and lawsuits.

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

November 21, 2017, GIR

New SEC financial figures suggesting the agency will spend up to US$221 million on whistleblower awards in coming years are likely to attract legal professionals to work with potential tipsters, lawyers told GIR.

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

November 16, 2017, GIR

French and Belgian authorities have raided cement-maker LafargeHolcim and its shareholder GBL, as part of an investigation into payments allegedly made to terrorist groups in Syria.

Canadian software company cuts deal with World Bank

Canadian software company cuts deal with World Bank

November 10, 2017, GIR

The World Bank has debarred a Canadian software company for six months over its dealings with a third-party agent in Liberia.

Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

November 09, 2017, GIR

Whistleblowing has become more acceptable in the US, Asia and Europe, although many workers are still keeping quiet out of concern for the damage they may do to their careers, a survey has suggested.