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September 19, 2021
Israeli Privacy Protection Authority Publishes New Statement Concerning Location Data in Workplaces
August 12, 2021
Indictments Filed in US for Fraudulent Receipt of Federal Financial Assistance from CARES Act
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The volume of assistance, totalling USD 2.8 trillion, provided financial aid to individuals and organizations facing economic hardship and access to loans with convenient terms for the purpose of paying salaries and other specific expenses under a program called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Many Israeli companies operating in the United States also submitted applications for grants and loans under the PPP.
The initiative, while commendable, also opened the door for those seeking to exploit the government assistance to commit fraud and deceit.
July 13, 2021
Implications of European Whistleblower Protection Directive on Israeli Companies
By October, companies in the European Union employing at least 50 employees will be required to operate an internal reporting system for reporting misconduct that may indicate compliance violations. Furthermore, all companies in the EU, regardless of size, will be required to ensure the protection of whistleblowers from all types of retaliation.
The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive originally came into force in October 2019. It gave EU member states two years to prepare to incorporate the directive into their national legislation. Prior to the enactment of the directive, no uniform binding legislation applied to all EU member states and only 10 member states had enacted national legislation in this regard. The upcoming inception of national whistleblower protection laws throughout the EU will naturally trigger a ripple effect.
November 2, 2020
COVID-19, From Crisis to Opportunity
Crises test our resilience. They prevent us from deceiving ourselves about things that are unpleasant to face. Therefore, the COVID-19 crisis is a real opportunity to upgrade an organization’s compliance mechanisms and the status of its compliance officer. This includes not only improving compliance capabilities, but also integrating and deepening connections to the organization’s management.
February 5, 2020
Article: Cases against Netanyahu Will Have Precedential Effect on Corporate Governance in Israel
February 3, 2020
EU Taking Steps to Ensure Wide Protections for Whistleblowers
August 18, 2019
Administrative Enforcement Committee Approves Agreement between ISA and Kitov Pharma Ltd.