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SFO closes HP Autonomy investigation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation into alleged accounting impropriety by a UK software company ahead of its acquisition by computing giant Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2011. A US investigation is ongoing. 20 Jan 2015

Anti-money laundering, competition and commercial risks must be balanced by banks, says expert

Banks face competing legal and commercial risks when determining whether or not to provide banking services to financial technology companies, an expert has said. 12 Jan 2015

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    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....

UK government sets out "joined up and collaborative" approach to tackling corporate crime

A multi-agency, specialist team to tackle bribery will be established within the new National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of the UK government's first anti-corruption strategy, the government has announced. 22 Dec 2014

Banks must consider staff relations when turning to 'big data' to identify potential misconduct, says expert

There are legitimate reasons why banks would wish to monitor staff behaviour through the latest in 'big data' analytics, but they should consider employee relations issues before using that technology, an expert has said. 03 Dec 2014

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