Corporate Compliance Training Blog

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...

How is Sexual Harassment being addressed in Europe

Whilst discrimination and sexual harassment in Europe has always been outlawed throughout the EU, the individual member states have their own laws and regulations. This makes for a complicated scenario for companies attempting to create compliance training programs that will work across the whole of Europe. The European Union definition of sexual harassment is based...

Planning Your Compliance Training Checklist – A quick to-do list

Planning a Compliance training checklist isn’t a matter of choice for most employers.  The rules are clear; compliance training is a legal requirement in many contexts, and the risks involved in having an untrained workforce are great. But treating compliance training as a necessary chore is a mistake.  It should be seen as an opportunity...

Sexual Harassment in New York State — How Training Promotes Change

The issue of sexual harassment is not a new one, but now more than ever, public consciousness has turned toward finding a solution. Today, we have a unique opportunity to spark real growth through effective learning tactics. Many states have their own sets of requirements for sexual harassment training, and following those requirements carefully not...

Sexual Harassment Compliance Training: Teaching Employees It’s Not a ‘Joke’ – It’s Harassment

On June 18, Connecticut’s governor signed a law ratcheting up the state’s mandated sexual harassment compliance training requirement. Surprisingly, only four other states – California, Delaware, Maine, and New York – had state requirements for such instruction. New York City has even more stringent requirements than those imposed through Albany. If such states as Illinois,...
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