Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. As regular readers of this blog know, I spend a great deal of time writing about the use of technology in the fight against crime – financial and otherwise. In early February, in Part One of this series, I overviewed the concept of Major Investigation Analytics and Investigative Case Management … More Part Two: Major Investigation Analytics – Big Data and Smart Data

Major Investigation Analytics – No longer M.I.A. (Part One)

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Long before the terrorist strikes of 9/11 created a massive demand for risk and investigation technologies, there was the case of Paul Bernardo. Paul Kenneth Bernardo was suspected of more than a dozen brutal sexual assaults in Scarborough, Canada, within the jurisdiction of the Ontario Provincial Police. As his … More Major Investigation Analytics – No longer M.I.A. (Part One)

To 314(b) or not to 314(b)?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood FinCEN today (November 1, 2013) released a fact sheet regarding data sharing between financial institutions under the Section 314(b) of the US Patriot Act. 314(b) provides financial institutions with the ability to share information with one another, under a safe harbor that offers protections from liability, in order to better … More To 314(b) or not to 314(b)?

Premium Fraud – Piano Tuners and Window Washers?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I came across a news article earlier this week regarding a business owner convicted of fraudulently avoiding worker’s compensation premiums. The link to that news article is below. It brought to mind some fascinating work I was involved with a few years ago to help a state run Worker’s Compensation Bureau more … More Premium Fraud – Piano Tuners and Window Washers?