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The fourth Fraud Forum event -held on 27th October 2011 - was very successful: 83 participants registered from different industries, 3 presenters highlighted the different aspects of the topic and 4 experts shared their experiences and opinion on the expert panel.

What happened at the Forum?

The presenters highlighted different aspects of Data Protection in Hungary:

  1. What are the changes of the New Data Protection Act which will be effective as of January 2012? -presented by a representative of an international law firm
  2. What are those international conventions and Hungarian legislations and laws which can protect the employees and to which employers have to pay attention during their activities? – insights were given by a representative of a Hungarian law firm
  3. What are the aspects of e-mail correspondence at work? – highlighted by a representative of an international law firm

After the presentations a very interesting discussion developed during the panel session with questions raised by the participants.

Key discussion points:

  1. What can protect employees?
  2. Signing an entry statement – could it be the proper way of solving data protection issues for companies?
  3. Can employers review the usage of the internet at work?
  4. Are companies allowed to use employees’ and clients’ identification codes?

 

If you would like answers to the above or if you would like to know more details about what was discussed at the event and to read the full summary of the event, please register as a Fraud Forum member and you will have access to useful information and can also participate/be invited to future events.

 

"Is whistle-blowing an effective way to detect fraud in Hungary?"

The first Fraud Forum event was very successful: 60 participants registered from different industries, 4 presenters highlighted the different aspects of the topic and 7 experts shared their experiences and opinion on the expert panel.

Why this topic?

  • Worldwide many companies have introduced whistle-blowing/ethical hotlines in recent years as part of their fraud risk assessment program
  • It is becoming more common in Hungary as well.
  • But these global models are applicable and effective tools under Hungarian circumstances as well? What are the benefits? What issues may companies face in Hungary?

What did happen at the Forum?

The presenters highlighted different aspects of whistle-blowing in Hungary:

  • What were our experiences and key learning points? – PwC presented
  • Whistle-blowing in fighting against corruption in Hungary? The responsibility of the business sector? - Transparency International presented
  • Legal aspects: liability of the management and the legal entities – presented by Réti Antall and Partners Law Firm
  • How the whistle-blowing system works at our company? – presented by one international retail company

After the presentations a very interesting discussion developed during the panel session with many questions raised by the participants.

Key discussion points:

  • Why is it useful having a whistle-blowing hotline?
  • How to engage employees to use the system?
  • How to handle the anonymity of the whistle-blower?
  • Should whistle-blowing hotlines be accessible for third parties (suppliers, partners)?  
  • Which department has to be responsible for the system?
  • Who should investigate?

If you would like answers to some of the above or if you would like to know more details about what was discussed at the event and to read the full summary of the event, please register as a Fraud Forum member and you will have access to useful information and can also participate/be invited to future events.

 

The second Fraud Forum event was very successful: 84 participants registered from different industries, 2 presenters highlighted the different aspects of the topic and 5 experts shared their experiences and opinion on the expert panel.

What did happen at the Forum?

The presenters highlighted different aspects of Investigation in Hungary:

  • What were our experiences and key learning points? – PwC presented
  • What kind of steps need to be followed during an investigation? Involvement of external parties? –  presented by a representatives of an international bank

After the presentations a very interesting discussion developed during the panel session with questions raised by the participants.

Key discussion points:

  • Why prevention and detection of fraud are so essential?
  • Do we have a plan to investigate when a fraud is suspected?
  • Were we quick enough in responding to the fraud?
  • Should we use external or internal sources during the investigation? Did we take into consideration all aspects?
  • Are we ready to answer legal questions?
  • How can police and other authorities help our work?
  • What can we learn from an investigation?

If you would like answers to some of the above or if you would like to know more details about what was discussed at the event and to read the full summary of the event, please register as a Fraud Forum member and you will have access to useful information and can also participate/be invited to future events.