This article was originally published in Corporate Compliance Insights.

Both your company’s data supply chain and its physical version have fundamentally similar business risks. Given the consequences of unethical practices along both, enterprises can no longer ignore how data is sourced, how it is managed or where it is going.

While many organizations go to great lengths to monitor their physical supply chain, their data supply chain often gets short shrift. For any company interacting with large sets and various streams of information, this can represent a significant exposure to risk.

Since the first investigation under the U.S. FCPA concerning a third party acting on behalf of a U.S. company was initiated nearly 40 years ago, upholding integrity in global supply chains has garnered attention. Rightfully so, as compounding risks in physical production and movement of goods abound upstream (e.g., forced labor, conflict materials, environmental impact) and downstream (e.g., bribery, fraud, misuse).
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