Compliance cannot compel ethical behavior

Corporate ethics compliance programs have flourished since the federal government gave companies that established one a break on fines and penalties in 1991.

Target names chief risk and compliance officer

Target Corp. has named a General Motors executive to be chief risk and compliance officer as the retailer continues to overhaul its security department in the wake of last year's massive data breach.

Numbers don't tell the whole story on gender diversity

Along with deductions, write-offs and reconciling accounts, Australian businesses have ended the financial year with their second report on diversity strategy and compliance with the ASX Corporate Governance Council (CGC).

Anonymous hacks Argentina data agency

Hacker group Anonymous blocked the official website of Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census amid an international stand-off over claims the country has lied about its economy.

Facebook switches off facial recognition tool

Facebook said Friday it had switched off the facial-recognition tool that prompts users to "tag" photographs uploaded to its website following a privacy investigation.

Romania to resume trading carbon emission rights

Romania has won the right to resume trading its surplus carbon emission rights, almost a year being suspended from doing so under the Kyoto Protocol, Romanian Environment Minister Rovana Plumb has said.

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