Britain’s top corporate fraud prosecutor, the Serious Fraud Office, says it wants to take the idea of holding companies responsible for corporate crimes committed by employees, a concept established under the Bribery Act, and extend it to other types of activity. Compliance executives are pushing back on a plan they say is flawed. “It would be a bit like prosecuting homeowners for being burgled,” says Geoff Cruikshanks, executive vice president of legal services, risk, and compliance at global logistics company DHL.
Source: Risk and compliance