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June 5 2015

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.