Category: Compliance Training Programs

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...

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...

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...

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,...

A Learning Guide to Data Privacy in the Workplace  

While you may not think about it often, data privacy in the workplace can play a bigger role in your day to day life than you realize. Think about all of the junk mail that you receive or the telemarketing calls that make their way to your phone. All of those advertisers got your contact...

Action and Prevention-Sexual Harassment Training in California

In 2015, correctional officer Sophia Curry received a $1.6 million settlement from the State of California after an inmate at California State Prison in Folsom attacked her, despite Curry having previously reported the inmate for sexual harassment. Supervisors failed to handle the situation, asking her to patrol the unit without a partner when the attack...

How Compliance Training helps to Mitigate Compliance Risk

If you work for a large multinational organization, then you will almost certainly have taken a selection of corporate compliance training courses over the course of your employment. Some courses (e.g., Sexual Harassment) may be required every year! Why, in that case, do we still hear that one of the key reasons for compliance breaches...