Digital Insights & Risk Management Blog

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Q&A: Measuring the Effectiveness of Compliance Programs Through Data

In FTI Technology’s recent report on Digital Insights & Risk Management, 76% of business leaders who are involved in information governance decision making said that they had experienced a significant or moderate increase in regulatory activity over the past 12 months. In the same report, more than one-third of chief legal, compliance and risk respondents said they expect new regulations, new enforcement priorities and employment issues to be the leading drivers of increased disputes and investigations in the coming year. These issues, alongside other global digital risk factors, are prompting risk and compliance officers to take a closer look at their approaches to compliance monitoring, enforcement and response. Often though, there isn’t a straightforward way to evaluate the effectiveness of compliance programs.

Understanding How Emerging Data Sources Impact Governance, Risk, Compliance and Discovery

Organisations are using an ever-increasing array of productivity and collaboration tools. Worldwide, and particularly in India, remote and hybrid work settings have led to accelerating data volumes and a rapid change in the modes and platforms used for business. While increasing use and divergence of “emerging” data sources — i.e., cloud-based systems, productivity suites, collaboration applications, etc. — are boosting productivity and flexible work, there are also significant data risk implications.

Deriving Data-Driven Value and Managing Risk Takes Commitment: FTI Technology’s Data Innovation

Digital information has become the nucleus of the modern enterprise. Organizations today must concurrently build value (leverage data-driven opportunities) and manage risk (build governance, compliance and control into every business function). The risk-mitigating, cost saving and revenue generating activities that can be derived from corporate digital information are material. This is precisely why FTI Technology invests in a global team of experts who are dedicated to digital engineering across the spectrum of corporate risk.

Q&A: FTI Technology’s Blockchain and Digital Assets Team Expands in the Middle East

Jorge Carrasco, a blockchain and digital assets expert with hands-on experience in emerging technologies, Web3 and advanced technical deployments, recently joined FTI Technology’s growing Blockchain and Digital Assets practice, as a Managing Director in Dubai. In this Q&A, Jorge discusses the opportunities and risks organisations in the Middle East should be thinking about as they explore metaverse, Web3 and other blockchain-based applications.

Examining ESG Risk Part 2: Technology as the Link Between ESG and Business Strategy

In this Q&A, Al Park, Senior Managing Director and Risk & Compliance practice leader for FTI Technology, and Miriam Wrobel, Senior Managing Director and FTI Consulting’s Global Leader of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability, discuss how ESG requirements intersect with compliance. They also cover the fundamentals of measuring, managing, monitoring, improving and reporting ESG activities. In Part 1 of this series, Al explained that data plays an integral role in the ESG ecosystem, and discussed some of the risks that arise when organizations overlook data in their ESG strategies. This installment covers this concept in more detail and explains how technology helps align data to ESG objectives.

Q&A: Clara Kaplan Bolsters Fraud and Investigations Expertise for Technology Team in Brazil

Clara Kaplan recently joined the growing Technology team in Latin America, as a Director in Brazil. With roughly two decades of experience in consulting and investigations, Clara’s addition to the team expands upon FTI Technology’s existing digital forensics and e-discovery capabilities in the region. In this Q&A, Clara discusses her background and her outlook for investigations trends on the horizon.

Digital Forensics Fundamentals: Successful Preservation of Evidence

Digital forensics uncovers, analyses and can be used to reconstruct criminal activity. An essential part of this, is the digital preservation of evidence. Data from relevant areas must be collected, documented and processed in an effective and defensible way. This article explores the evolution of digital forensics in an era when the volumes and variety of data have grown beyond expectation and how organizations can prepare for a potential investigation.

A Discussion of Mastering Risk and Compliance for Legal Departments

FTI Technology Senior Managing Directors David Meadows and Al Park recently joined the Canadian Legal Innovation Forum (CANLIF) for its “Fall Webinar Series” to discuss mastering risk for legal operations in an evolving risk landscape. Chaired by ADB Insights Founder Andrew Bowyer, the panel also included Loblaw Companies Limited Senior Director Jennifer Jobanputra and Eckler Ltd. General Counsel Rustam (Rusty) Juma. This blog focuses on FTI Technology’s insights, and a look at best practices for anticipating and responding to risk.

2023 Predictions Part Two: Navigating the Complexities of Data in EMEIA

In Part One of this predictions series, Jake Frazier discussed the current and impending state of the data landscape and shared predictions from FTI Technology experts across North America on some of the key areas that demonstrate how digital risk is intersecting with technology advancement. This post continues the discussion, with input from technology experts across Europe, the Middle East, India and North Africa.

Q&A: FTI Technology Expands Across DACH, Builds Momentum in Switzerland

In late 2022, FTI Technology announced its expansion into Switzerland, launching a full presence in the region and the addition of Jerry Lay as Senior Managing Director and country lead for the segment. With Switzerland serving as a gateway for international and EU business, and persisting as a highly regulated country with a competitive economy, multinational corporations doing business in Switzerland require strong support and programmes across information governance, privacy, compliance, disputes and investigations and other critical risk areas. In this Q&A, Jerry discusses these issues and his plan for serving clients in the region.

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