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Reporting and monitoring control enhancements for WorldWatch Plus

Enhancements released in WorldWatch Plus® self-service portal and XML integration to improve reporting and monitoring controls for customers searching global sanctions, PEP and media in employment and due diligence settings.

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1.4M Employment Searches for WorldWatch Plus in Q1, Up 40%

WorldWatch Plus transactions by consumer reporting agency (CRA) partners hit 1.4M in Q1, up 40% from 2016.

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ISS divests certain products to focus on global data services; WorldWatch Plus

ISS divests country-specific screening to focus on data services Apr. 20, 2017 ISS has sold its country-specific criminal record and verifications business

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Product Updates

Industry Insight

Kenneth Rijock’s Take on Real-Time Sanctions Data

Second-generation AML/CFT performance is cloud-based and real time, delivering data far more efficiently than the first generation database model created in 2001 (and not upgraded since), says Kenneth Rijock, a financial risk programs expert. Read the full article at: rijock.blogspot.com

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Trend of increasing sanctions programs will continue

A former adviser to President Obama predicts continuity by the Trump administration in the frequent use of sanctions in foreign policy. Since 2000, there has been a nearly 300 per cent increase in sanctions programs in the US, with a commensurate increase in complexity in implementation, enforcement and compliance.

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Yikes: The Perils of Remediation and Corporate Monitors – Corruption, Crime & Compliance

The Justice Department has raised the stakes on anti-corruption compliance. DOJ prosecutors expect companies to have more sophisticated and mature compliance programs that are operational and not just conceptual. Some firms have looked at AML and KYC regulations and concluded what the minimum required process might be for checking names and entities against sanctions and watch lists.

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“Chip washing” accelerates inclusion of Casinos in AML laws; monitoring tools need to keep pace

The Philippine Senate may soon include casinos in the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Act. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has been consistently vocal about including casinos in AML initiatives. The tools used to monitor AML need to be equally adaptive. Global sanctions, financial fraud, and watch list services best serve their clients when data is refreshed daily from as many sanctioning body sources as possible.

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News & Events

ISS Continues Evolution Toward Digital Data Services for Employment Screening and Due Diligence

International Screening Solutions made a move toward greatness this week when it sold its 10-year-old international criminal background and verification business lines to focus on its emerging digital data product suite. ISS continues to serve customers in the employment screening marketplace with WorldWatch Plus, CrimWatch and GlobalChek ID validations.

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Is your due diligence tool catching the new sanctions over Iran’s missile test

US sanctions were issued last week in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test. The sanctions target 13 people and 12 companies, including groups in China, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Global sanctions in today’s political climate may be issued and withdrawn with more alacrity with less advance notice. WorldWatch Plus refreshes global sanctions data every 24 hours.

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