Monthly Archives - September 2023

Pre-employment screening: request for consent to release information

Has your company requested the candidates’ consent prior to the pre-employment screening? In Indonesia, the protection of personal data, candidates’ personal data, in this case, is referred to The Minister of Communication and Information Technology Regulation No. 20 of 2016 concerning The Protection of Personal Data (PPD). PPD regulation is...

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Whistleblowing: 5 measures companies can take to decrease the fear of retaliation

It is no secret that employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoings are often subjected to horrendous retaliation. This ranges from ostracism, intimidation, and dismissal, to harassment and more. Despite the existence of the whistleblowing system, retaliation often causes employees to be reluctant to report important issues and this would...

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Preventing politically exposed persons from exposing risks to your companies

Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is a term coined to describe an individual entrusted with a prominent public service. PEP includes State Administrators as referred to in the laws and regulations governing State Administrators as well as people who are registered as members of political parties. These people influence the policies and...

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The role of whistleblowing and digital forensics in exposing data manipulation fraud

In cases of occupational fraud, the perpetrators not only devise intricate schemes to deceive organizations but also employ various techniques to conceal their illicit activities. One such technique is data manipulation. This technique is prevalent in major fraud cases such as Enron, Theranos, Olympus, and a recent case in Indonesia: the...

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OSINT: A weapon against counterfeit drugs

The development of the digital world has brought about various changes, including the circulation of counterfeit drugs. As information becomes more accessible on the internet, an increasing number of methods of advertising and selling counterfeit drugs are carried out anonymously by various people. In reality, this is nothing new. Since 2013,...

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Anonymity in whistleblowing: The pros, cons, and solutions

Whistleblowing systems play a crucial role in detecting misconduct and promoting ethical behavior within organizations. However, in reality, the very act of “blowing the whistle” can put whistleblowers at great risk. Among other risks, those who choose to disclose misconduct may experience retaliation, harassment, or other professional repercussions. Given the risks,...

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One of the major hindrances of your whistleblowing system that can cause colossal loss

Whistleblowing has been gaining recognition as a tool that could be used for the early detection of frauds - misconduct, corruption, bribery, and other unethical behaviors - by public and private organizations across the globe. However, despite guaranteeing the anonymity of the whistleblowers, frauds still remain untold due to various...

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Employee recruitment: the urgency of employment and reference checks

In an ideal corporate environment, background screening should be a part of employee recruitment processes. A comprehensive background check is an instrumental preventive action against the risk of bad hiring. The background screening process includes various types of checks, including employment and reference checks. These two verification processes are essential elements...

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