Three years ago Sarbanes-Oxley was put into play to enforce those transparent financial controls over a company's activities. Credit Enron and Worldcom with unearthing all those lack of controls that served as the springboard for such a regulation.

Of course, this does not belong solely to the United States as the Third EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the EU 8th Directive soon followed after the Greek Parmalat matter that drove compliance issues to the top of the heap in Europe.

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