As Jim Crane apologizes for the Astro cheating by announcing to the world the Astros were the best team in 2017 so go pound sand if you don’t like it, Jay and Tom are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught our eye this week.

  1. Trump orders DOJ to cut Roger Stone sentence recommendation. Eileen Sullivan in the NYT. Sara Kropf considers the legal angle for defense attorney’s in Grand Jury Target.
  2. Is data privacy a lifestyle? Jessica Wilburn explores in Navex Global’s Ethics and Culture Matters blog.
  3. Compliance budgets are getting tighter. Matt Kelly considers in Radical Compliance. Tom and Matt take a deep dive in Compliance into the Weeds.
  4. Britain and France’s cooperation in the Airubs investigation and enforcement action. Branislav Hock in Risk and Compliance.
  5. Game changes in compliance training. Jaclyn Jaeger in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  6. What is the power of proactive monitoring? Jay explores in CCI.
  7. Worried about CCO liability? Matt Kelly explores on Radical Compliance.
  8. Wistful thinking that FCPA enforcement going away. Bill Steinman in the FCPA Blog.
  9. Why Board governance around compliance must change. Mike Volkov on Corruption Crime and Compliance.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom begins a one month look at the role of HR in compliance on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program.This week saw the following offerings: Monday-6 core principles for compliance incentives; Tuesday-designing comp to incentivize compliance; Wednesday-exec comp and compliance incentives; Thursday-sales incentives and compliance; Friday-instituional justice and fair process. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, click here.

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