Conducting cross-border investigations is no simple endeavor. Add the complexities of legal and cultural differences, and you have arguably one of the biggest challenges facing global corporations today. There are obstacles at every step of a cross-border investigation, including initially receiving a claim or allegation; complying with foreign data privacy laws; using the appropriate staff and resources; respecting diverse employee rights; and remediating across borders. Understanding where the pitfalls are along the way and how to navigate them can help you avoid critical missteps.
This report Cross-border investigations: Are you prepared for the challenge? provides an in-depth look at the challenges associated with conducting cross-border investigations based on the experience of investigations professionals working around the world and insights from sixty global executives who are responsible for managing their organization’s cross-border investigations.
Ninety-five percent of the executives expect that their needs for cross-border investigations will increase or at least to stay the same over the next year. Add to this the increase in global regulations, laws, and enforcement actions, companies with well designed cross-border investigation protocols will be positioned for more positive outcomes than those that are not prepared.
The following highlights a few of the critical points made in this publication.
1. Triggering a cross-border investigation
2. Triage and protocols
3. Developing an investigation plan
4. Forming an investigation team
5. Assessing special legal or cultural considerations
6. Conducting the investigation
7. The data privacy challenge
9. Reporting findings
10. Remediation across borders
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