THE FIRST TEN SEARCH QUERIES OF A REGULATOR
As the number of regulators grows, so does the amount of requests for information. There can be questions asked related to fiscal, environmental, privacy, finances, or health matters; you’re expected to answer all inquiries in a timely fashion.
Requests for information can be tricky, but they are relatively innocent. However, a regulator can also decide to pay an unannounced visit. Such visits are a lot more disruptive for your organization. Regulators are, in principle, allowed to view and make copies of any (digital) document they need for their investigation. In both cases, panic ensues whenever a regulator shows up and the second they do, the race against the clock starts.
WHAT DO REGULATORS LOOK FOR?
All parties involved want to have a clear picture of the true nature of events as soon as possible. For you, it’s important to cooperate and get it over with in order to avoid damage to your reputation. The key questions in these types of situations is what do regulators seek, and how do they go about finding it?
On September 11th the ACEDS Benelux Chapter is bringing together a panel of specialists that can answer that question. Five expert investigators join us to explain how regulators go about answering questions such as: what persons are relevant to their investigation? Is management involved? What happened exactly? When did these events occur and how did they unfold?
Regulators use eDiscovery technology to help them get the answers they need. During the panel, you’ll learn from the experts how this is done, and how you can optimally prepare for questions you’re bound to get, allowing you to provide the answers quickly and completely when the need arises.
Bart Bruin is a co-founder and director of the forensic investigative bureau Integris. Bart is an experienced forensic accountant, who has performed a broad range of integrity and security investigations for a litany of clients.
Robin Fiolet, criminologist and forensic investigator of law firm Loyens and Loeff. Robin is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group. He specializes in advising on and executing (internal) forensic investigations into corporate fraud. Robin is a member of the Corporate Investigations team.
Marc Wiggers is a lawyer at Loyens & Loeff. Marc is a member of the Competition & Regulatory practice group. He specialises in EU (Dutch and European) competition and healthcare law. Marc has broad experience litigating in this area, for instance in cartel (damages) proceedings. He gives advice on the application of competition rules (cartel prohibition, ban on abuse of dominance, prohibition on state aid and merger control) and the regulatory framework for the Dutch healthcare sector. His other areas of expertise include supervision of competition and healthcare authorities, corporate investigations and compliance.
Ronald van Vliet is a digital forensic researcher for the Dutch Healthcare Authority. He’s also been attached to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment Opportunities as a forensic ICT specialist. Ronald is very experienced in using a variety of technical tools to assist with big data investigations by regulators.
Jan Scholtes is a professor at the University of Maastricht and leads the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence team at ZyLAB. Jan was a lieutenant with the intelligence service of the Royal Dutch Navy, and has been involved with the application of eDiscovery software during the UN War Crime Tribunals, the FBI’s Enron investigations and the White House, as well as many other investigations world wide.