Inching toward GDPR’s one year mark: analysis and way forward

Data privacy and protection have seen immense interest and awareness in the last couple of years.  Today, the personal data of consumers, cross border data flows, online transactions and real-time data exchange are just some areas under close scrutiny. Governments across nations have already taken steps and are trying their best to bring in regulations … More Inching toward GDPR’s one year mark: analysis and way forward

Focus on compliance and governance in the Indian IT-ITeS sector

Traditionally not deemed as a ‘regulated’ industry, the Information Technology (IT-ITeS) is now among the key ones impacted by the changing and enhanced regulatory environment. Today, the sector is grappling with laws around stricter immigration, data localization and anti-corruption, as well as data governance and privacy. In addition to ensuring compliance with new and improved … More Focus on compliance and governance in the Indian IT-ITeS sector

How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world

The world has come a long way since the first computer viruses – Creeper, Wabbit and Elk Cloner – were unleashed on the ARPANET (forming the technical base of today’s internet) close to half a century ago. Initially self-replicating and somewhat harmless programs, these viruses and worms gradually turned complex, vicious and persistent. The internet … More How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world

Leveraging technology to build agile third-party risk management strategies

In this day and age, many companies are building ecosystems that offer opportunities to create agile strategies, flexible operating models and minimize costs for improved competitiveness. These partnerships however, may expose the company to a host of new risks, particularly related to third parties. Many global regulators have taken note of this, putting a special … More Leveraging technology to build agile third-party risk management strategies

Emerging markets conundrum – Does growth equal risk?

Emerging market countries have seen unbridled development over the last couple of years. They’ve transformed into economic powerhouses to accelerate global growth. High investor returns, rapid industrialization, multiple international trade agreements and pacts, substantial labor pools, job opportunities and untapped resources in these markets have made them frontrunners in generating business opportunities.

Independent directors: driving integrity

Corporate scandals in Singapore over the last two years put the spotlight on integrity. Incidences of fraud and corruption have serious financial and reputational consequences. Not surprisingly, boards now see anti-fraud and corruption as corporate priorities. More importantly, beyond compliance, companies must demonstrate that they are putting integrity firmly on the boardroom agenda.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Corruption leads to a global crisis of democracy

This year’s Corruption Perception Index* (CPI) analyses perceived corruption levels in relation to crisis in democracy around the world and how both are intertwined. Corruption continues to be a significant obstacle to the economic growth of countries though they may have different levels of democracy – be it autocratic nations or full democracies.