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BKMS® Incident Reporting is the first barrier-free certified whistleblower system and European web application with the WACA seal of accessibility according to the new WCAG 2.1 test criteria

Accessibility on the Internet, i.e. the unrestricted and simple accessibility of web offers for all people, becomes more and more important for our social interaction. The BKMS® Incident Reporting as part of the modular platform BKMS® Compliance System is the first barrier-free whistleblowing system and at the same time the first WACA-certified web…

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Whistleblower Reporting Office of the Swiss Federal Audit Office receives more reports every year

Since 2017, the BKMS® Incident Reporting (formerly known as BKMS® System) has been supporting the Swiss Federal Audit Office in the fight against corruption, embezzlement, abuse of power and tax fraud. And the federal corruption hunters have a lot to do: Last year, they received more leads than ever before. In 2019, the Financial Controllers were…

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The Baden-Württemberg Police Department expands use of the BKMS® whistleblower system

Last year the number of politically motivated crimes rose by around 14 percent to 41,177. This means that politically motivated crime is at the second highest level since these statistics were introduced in 2001.[1] Particularly in the past few weeks there has been a massive increase in the militancy of the violent left-wing extremist scene in…

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Successful EuroPriSe certification: BKMS® Compliance System is GDPR compliant

Data protection is one of the most important topics nowadays and we all react sensitive when it comes to our data. Business Keeper has steadily expanded its role as the pioneer in this area. We are pleased that all the weeks of intensive work are also recognized externally and that the BKMS® Compliance System has successfully passed the data…

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BKMS® System supports victims of domestic violence as a confidential reporting channel

The corona crisis is a special situation for all of us, which turns the familiar world upside down. Children and young people in particular are affected by these restrictions. Due to the increasing pressure on families and, at the same time, a lack of social balance and “control”, experts expect a strong increase in domestic violence and child…

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Preventing misuse of Corona funds through online reporting systems

Berlin, 23 April 2020 – After weeks of restrictions on public life in the wake of the Sars-CoV-2 virus pandemic, the first nationwide easing of restrictions was decided this week. Will these take effect or will they lead to a new wave of infection, which would possibly result in a second lockdown? The long-term effects of the worldwide pandemic are…

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Strong increase in subsidy fraud in Corona times

Berlin, 08.04.2020 – With around 1173 billion euros, the German government has set up one of the world's largest rescue packages to deal with the effects of the corona crisis. Unfortunately, with such a high sum of money, fraud cases always go hand in hand. Subsidy fraud is a widespread crime from the country level to the EU and the damage to the…

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Business Keeper and Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) sensitize students for business ethics in working life

Berlin, 02/17/2020 – Especially young job starters can find themselves quickly in a moral dilemma situation in which they are expected to act correctly, but the necessary life and work experience is not yet available. To raise awareness of economic-ethical issues in society and business among the next generation was one of the aims of the event…

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imh special day "The new EU-Whistleblowing Directive" offered helpful overview for companies and organisations

Berlin, 01/30/2020 – The Institute Manfred Hämmerle (imh) took the new "EU Whistleblowing Directive" as an opportunity to give an overview of the legal framework and challenges as well as to present practical examples of implemented whistleblowing systems at a conference on 30 January at the Steigenberger Hotel in Vienna.

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EU directive for better protection of whistleblowers has come into force – what companies need to know now

Berlin, 12/20/2019 – The time has come: On December 16, the new EU directive for the protection of whistleblowers came into force. This directive intends to provide standardised protection for persons who report abuse in a professional context. Until now, this has been regulated inconsistently, so that in some EU countries whistleblowers have only…

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Digital Change and Compliance: Business Keeper and NORDAKADEMIE present the results of the 2019 Occupational Field Study 2019

Profession of Compliance Officer is constantly changing, not least due to increasing requirements and worldwide legal restrictions, such as the new EU directive. In almost all areas of our society, digitization will also significantly change the world of compliance. This is also reflected in the 2019 Occupational Field Study conducted by the…

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We congratulate this year's scholarship holder on her successful graduation as Certified Compliance Expert

We congratulate our scholarship holder Mrs. Michaela Burger, who received her Certified Compliance Expert (CCE) certificate at the graduation ceremony of the School of Governance, Risk & Compliance (School GRC) in Berlin on 9th November.

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DNWE Annual Conference 2019: "Rethinking Corporate Responsibility" – What really matters when it comes to Compliance and Sustainability"

Today more than ever, companies have the responsibility to deal with the growing demands of sustainable management. Topics range from climate protection to compliance with human and labour rights along complex supply chains and to the implementation of anti-corruption measures. At the same time, important questions of business ethics arise for…

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11th BKMS® Experience Day: "Compliance digital - do we still need the human behind the computer?"

Berlin, 5th June 2019 – Digitalization is more and more permeating all areas of society and is playing an increasingly important role for compliance officers in their daily work. Under the tagline "Compliance digital - do we still need the person behind the computer?", more than 150 compliance experts met at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.…

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Numerous hints in Cold Case Mandy Müller via the BKMS® System

Berlin, 26th April 2019 – The BKMS® System is also used in the Mandy Müller case. After broadcasting the ZDF programme "Aktenzeichen XY...ungelöst", the police has received numerous hints and now hopes to get significant new information via the Internet-based portal. The case of the woman from Nienburg who was 18 years old when she disappeared in…

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Case Katrin Konert: police also receives information via the BKMS® System

Berlin, 18th December 2018 – The BKMS® system serves as an important aid in the resumed missing persons case Katrin Konert. Katrin, who disappeared on 1 January 2001 at the age of 15 in Bergen an der Dumme (district Lüchow-Dannenberg), has not yet been found until today. Following the resumption of investigations last October and the broadcast of…

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Graduation of the Business Keeper Scholar 2018 as Certified Compliance Expert

We congratulate our scholarship holder Mr. Mayk Maaß, who received his certificate as Certified Compliance Expert (CCE) at the School of Governance, Risk & Compliance (School GRC). The further education to a CCE enables the students within six months graduate as compliance experts. Due to the high practical relevance and experienced lecturers, the…

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Business Keeper is sponsoring member of sdw (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft)

Since October 2018, Business Keeper AG has been a member of the Association for the Promotion of the German Economy (sdw). All activities of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft are aimed at creating the best possible conditions for young people and young adults to start a successful, fulfilling career.

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Recertification of the IHK seal for excellent training quality

Business Keeper AG got the recertification of the IHK seal for excellent training quality which is valid until 2020. By this the company underlines the importance of training junior staff. The training takes place in Management Assistant for Office Management and IT specialist for system integration. 7 trainees are currently employed.

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Business Keeper has awarded scholarship to Certified Compliance Expert (CCE) at School GRC for 2018

Business Keeper AG regularly supports the further training of junior staff in the area of compliance and white-collar crime by awarding them a scholarship to become Certified Compliance Experts (CCE). In March 2018, Ms. Michaela Burger was awarded the scholarship on the basis of her qualifications and commitment. As a certificate participant at the…

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10th BKMS® Experience Day: More than 140 participants attended this years symposia in Potsdam

The 10th BKMS® Experience Day was held at the historical Kaiser's station in Potsdam on 14 and 15 June. Its tagline: “Complex compliance – are my business partners my business?” More than 140 compliance experts who hold professional and managerial positions at a wide range of companies and authorities got together to discuss current developments,…

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BKMS® Compliance System is ISO 27001 certified

The protection of sensitive information in the BKMS® Compliance System has always been of the highest priority for Business Keeper AG. Now, independent experts have audited the system and subsequently certified, that its Information Security Management System (ISMS) complies with the standard ISO 27001. The scope of the certification is the secure…

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Successful expert event on „Sapin II – Challenges & Opportunities” held in Paris

Yesterday, Europe´s leading provider of Compliance solutions, Business Keeper, invited to an expert event on „Sapin II – Challenges & Opportunities” that took place at "La maison d'Amerique Latine" in Paris. More than 40 Compliance experts from large French companies and organizations accepted the invitation for a “Petit Déjeuner“. The idea of the…

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Corruption in Baden-Württemberg: Valuable information submitted via the BKMS® System

The State Office of Criminal Investigation of Baden-Württemberg has published its annual report on corruption for 2016. Last year, 224 anonymous reports were submitted via the whistleblowing system (BKMS® System) in the categories of corruption and white-collar crime. 208 of them were rated worthy of examination. This high number of usable reports…

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Reporting systems strengthen trust

Reporting systems strengthen trust in a company's compliance management system, regardless of its size. This was one result of the new study "Compliance Essentials" of the Konstanz Institute for Corporate Governance (KICG) in cooperation with Taylor Wessing. More than 81 percent of all interviewed experts from government agencies, companies,…

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9th BKMS® Experience Day in Zurich: Cultural Diversity as a Compliance Challenge

Approximately 130 compliance experts met at the 9th BKMS® Experience Day in Zurich to discuss current and central issues of international, daily compliance work. After last year’s event focused on the comparability of a competitive compliance organisation, this year’s motto was: “Compliance International – Cultural Diversity as a Compliance…

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Federal Council votes in favour of a BDSG amendment

It was one of the last big projects of the current Federal Government: the old German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), which dates back 40 years, had to be adapted to the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). The renamed “BDSG-new” contains regulations which have so-called “flexibility clauses” in the GDPR. They allow for…

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BKMS® System extends whistleblower protection at the BaFin

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is increasingly committed to the dissemination of information by whistleblowers. Since January, whistleblowers can contact the BaFin (if desired anonymously) by using the certified internet-based communication application BKMS® System of the Berlin based compliance solutions company Business…

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