Countries have long fought financial crime by relying on financial institutions (FIs) to identify and report suspicious transactions. This system is largely ineffective because it rarely provides useful real-time feedback—a reality that is giving way to a more collaborative approach. This challenge is starting to...

According to the site Malaphor, quandrum is a word combining ‘quandary’ (dilemma) and ‘conundrum’ (a puzzle).1 When finding a workable solution between customer due diligence (CDD) requirements, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), compliance becomes a puzzle...

This article is the third part of a three-part series on the European Anti-Human Trafficking Legal and Policy Framework. This article focuses on the creation of the ‘EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016’ as a result of Directive 2011/36/EU. In...

Las organizaciones delictivas saben que para ingresar dinero ilícito a las instituciones financieras, necesitan incurrir gastos que les permitan encubrir este crimen. Es así que los grupos especializados en lavar dinero crean empresas de fachada, simulan facturaciones por operaciones inexistentes, contratan testaferros para que movilicen...