DOJ Urges Data Access In Compliance Manual Tweaks

By Al Barbarino (June 2, 2020, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The Department of Justice has updated the guidance used by prosecutors in its criminal division to probe corporate compliance programs, including new language that stresses the importance of programs that adapt quickly while placing particular emphasis on personnel's access to data and the effectiveness of reporting hotlines.

New statements in the guidance ask prosecutors to explore whether "any impediments exist that limit access to relevant sources of data and, if so, what is the company doing to address the impediment," the updates released on Monday show.

In addition, prosecutors should address whether or not the company ensures that employees are comfortable...

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