The 360-degree approach to compliance works with all the stakeholders in a compliance program, even the “Document, Document, and Document” stakeholders; i.e., the regulators. By using innovative techniques, one law firm came up with mechanism to present verifiable evidence to regulators, using the basic techniques of social media in operationalizing compliance as a solution to a difficult compliance issue around, of all things, honey. This example shows how creative thinking by a lawyer, in the field of import compliance, led to the development of a software application, using some of the concepts of social media. Once again demonstrating the maxim that compliance practitioners (and lawyers) are only limited by their imagination, the use of this software tool demonstrates the power of what a 360-degree view can bring to your compliance program.
Three Key Takeaways
- Use the tools of social media to help tell your story of compliance.
- You are only limited by your imagination.
- Converging text, pictures and data can be a powerful tool in compliance.