Data Privacy Challenges & Considerations for Cross-Border Ethics & Compliance Investigations

Data Privacy Challenges & Considerations for Cross-Border Ethics & Compliance Investigations

Investigations of potential misconduct can be taxing for any organization. But for organizations operating in multiple countries, the variability of data privacy laws around the globe present a special challenge. The stakes are high: if investigators violate data privacy laws, not only do they expose their organization to reputational damage and sanctions, but individuals can also be held personally liable and criminally prosecuted. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to the complex challenges of cross border investigations. Data privacy laws across countries differ too greatly for there to be a one-size-fits-all, easy fix.

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

In addition, Barry is a past recipient of the elite ‘Top 25 Influential People in Security’ by Security Magazine and past Co-Chair, International Committee for the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He currently serves as a Global Ambassador for NAPBS.

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