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We need whistle-blowers–but they have to be protected!

Representatives of the private sector were invited to a dialogue with the chairman and the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to discuss...

Do you really care about digital privacy?

FOLLOWING the Facebook data security issue with Cambridge Analytics and others, we are all receiving e-mails from Twitter, Facebook, Google and many others, advising us...

Corruption in 2018: Will we see change?

Over the last two years, scandals unveiled by the publication of the Panama and Paradise Papers grabbed headlines, shocking citizens and shaming the corrupt....

Risk Assessment/ Penetration tests/ Ethical hacking

Whether we like it or not, compliance and ethics management cannot be ignored when doing business locally and/or internationally. Successful compliance programs rest on...

Data-Protection Compliance: Failure will be costly

Data protection is in the news daily. Reports on data breaches are common and the damages involved are substantial, in the Philippines, in the...

Challenge for data-protection officers: Breaking down the walls

The world of data security is a highly complex and fluid environment where businesses must set in place policies and procedures that are proactive,...

Judicial Issues and Corruption

During the very well attended Arangkada Forum on September 14, there was much focus on sectors with substantial growth potential—including agriculture, creative industries, information...

What do you do when compliance issues arise?

There is no doubt that organizations and their managers are more and more exposed to compliance breaches, be it in data-privacy protection, anti-corruption, quality...

What do you do when compliance issues arise?

There is no doubt that organizations and their managers are more and more exposed to compliance breaches, be it in data-privacy protection, anti-corruption, quality...

Risk assessments needed in anticorruption and data-privacy protection

PERFORMING effective risk assessments can be a difficult art to master. The very phrase—“compliance risk assessment”—can encompass a wide range of risks: anti-bribery, whistle-blower retaliation,...

Personal and Institutional Integrity

A person is said to have integrity if his or her actions are consistent with his or her principles, and his or her actions,...

AntiCorruption: voluntary necessity or explicit choice?

By Henry J. Schumacher Although corporate social responsibility (CSR) seems to have become a buzzword in recent years, business has always been concerned about society...

Fighting corruption

By Henry J. Schumacher | Special to the BusinessMirror Consequences of corruption We can say with some certainty that corruption is not good for economic growth....

Subverting corruption

By Henry J. Schumacher  | Special to the BusinessMirror When corruption has become systemic, it resembles organized crime. It has its own parallel system of...

Why does corruption survive?

We (European Chamber of Commerce and Makati Business Club) formed the Integrity Initiative in 2010. Looking back, we are happy that progress has been...

The Integrity Initiative: What is corruption?

While the Integrity Initiative  Inc. focuses on a variety of behaviors, like  long-term sustainability over short-term gain,the main target of our mission is anticorruption,...

Culture of integrity and level playing field

Leveling the playing field  and building a culture of integrity. With these objectives in mind, the Makati Business Club (MBC) and European Chamber of Commerce...