Effective compliance within a well-established framework of rules and regulations is pivotal to ensuring a well-functioning society. Compliance holds direct correlation with citizen trust in government, while inefficient regulation can impede productivity, investment and innovation.
Regulation is critical from social perspectives, including safeguarding health and safety and protecting the environment, it is also the foundation for economic growth and securing stable state revenue.
As evinced by OECD’s Public Consultation on Best Practice Principles for Improving Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections, best practice regulation is achieved through the combination of broad compliance-promotion efforts, well-targeted controls and the availability of deterrent sanctions for serious violations.
As investigators move into the 4th Industrial Revolution, both challenges and opportunities present themselves as we discover digital and AI solutions to investigate and enforce instances of non compliance.
Our research has revealed the top areas of investment government investigation and enforcement officials for 2019.
- Investigation management software
An ongoing area of investment, investigation management software enables enforcement agencies to define, implement and monitor activities for ongoing investigation cases.
With improved mobility, enhanced employee productivity and simplified preparation for court or enforcement proceedings, the software provides simplified insight to reduce incidents and impact on the department.
- Case management software
Government departments are moving away from paper to data repositories for obvious benefits including almost instant cumulation of disparate sources, meaning faster recognition of patterns and instances of non-compliance.
The software can also facilitate real time reporting, automate processes and decision delivery to regulators or a defined recipient list. There are also the added data privacy benefits of limiting access based on permissions to prevent information being shared with anyone outside intended viewers.
- Data analytics and intelligence software
The government is embracing the possibilities presented by data and analytics and the investigations space is no exception. Big data, sometimes described as a ‘buzzword tsunami’, promises improvements in the areas of policy and decision making with speed and efficiency. Identifying patterns or collecting circumstantial evidence can be time-consuming and monotonous, leaving the door open for human error.
While data and analytics software can process information faster, it can also predict instance of non-compliance before they’ve happened.
Big data company Siren made the news just recently with new capabilities including automatic relationship detection, entity resolution and natural language processing. It is currently being trialled in the US and Ireland with release to more European law enforcement agencies expected in September.
Position yourself and your organisation at the forefront of industry developments at the 2nd Annual Enhancing Investigations & Enforcement Outcomes summit. Network with 90+ senior leaders from government seeking to improve their processes and outcomes.
Running at Canberra Rex Hotel from 24 – 26 September 2019, this is the only national conference dedicated to public sector regulation, compliance and enforcement.