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There are very few organizations capable of handling a project as challenging as the one Interactive Services took on when it was tasked with setting up an online training program on “Conducting Investigations” for one of the biggest retail organizations in the world.  Not only were there nearly sixteen thousand managers to be trained in...

Top Tips for Prioritizing Sexual Harassment Prevention

All organizations must understand the laws around sexual harassment prevention, and prioritize training to minimize issues and ensure that everyone is aware of the protocol in place for handling incidents that do occur. That being said, sexual harassment prevention is an integral part of compliance training, as it is key for creating a safe work environment...

Compliance Training. The Essentials In Fostering Employee Participation

In this post, we discuss how to organise compliance e-learning and foster employee participation in employee compliance training. If you are responsible for training in the workplace, read on for tips and timesaving suggestions. Understand the why In many work environments, employee compliance training is an annual requirement. In all businesses, it is important. Wide...

GDPR: A Look At Fines (And Near Misses) Since The New EU Regulations Took Effect

GDPR has now been in effect for over a year, and since then, regulators enforcing its regulations for data portability, security, and privacy have begun flexing their muscles – and handing out whopper fines left and right. Regulators in the US, the UK, and further afield in the EU are all taking GDPR seriously, and...

GDPR: A Year Later, Are You Taking It Seriously?

  It’s now been over a year since May 25, 2018 – or “GDPR Day,” as it was known when GDPR finally took effect, about two years after it was passed into law in 2016. Regulators have been slowly easing into using these new data regulations, and some massive fines have already been handed out...

Rudd v Bridle – Subject Access Requests

SARs, Subject Access Requests, are a complicated part of the various data protection regulations that are now prevalent in almost every country. The High Court ruling that was handed down by The Honourable Mr Justice Warby in the High Courts of Justice in London in April 2019 could come as a shock to those who...

Compliance Training in Retail

In 2016, the British sandwich retailer Pret a Manger suffered huge damage to its reputation, as well as compensation claims, when a teenager died after eating a baguette containing sesame, to which she was allergic.  In keeping with EU regulations, Pret a Manger chose to deliver allergy information orally, and with stickers within fridges telling customers...

The Eight Key Elements of Effective Global Compliance Training Programs

In January 2019, Google was fined €50 million, or nearly $56.8 million, by Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection regulator. According to CNIL, Google had violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced into the European Union in May 2018, concerning the protection of user data and users’ ability to...

Sexual Harassment Prevention – Federal and State Guidelines

“The reality is that #MeToo was waiting to happen. Women’s anger and frustration had been a simmering pot, its lid jittering,” Caitlin Flanagan writes in The Atlantic. “Something was going to cause it to boil over soon enough. The anger was about harassment; the frustration was about the system that had been created to address...

What’s the Difference Between Localization, Translation, and Globalization? 

The terms localization, translation and globalization are closely linked, but with variations that can be confusing.  A clear understanding of them is essential in the planning of a successful, and compliant, international communications strategy.  With regard to Compliance Training, it’s not sufficient simply to understand the different regulations which apply in various jurisdictions; awareness of...