2019 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum Tech for Trust 20-21 March 2019 – Paris, France

Leaders Panel: New Technologies for Anti-Corruption and Integrity: Perils and Promises

New technologies such as Blockchain, big data analytics and AI are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society as a whole. Its consequences on combatting corruption are twofold. On the one hand, these new technologies offer a new impetus to combat corruption and foster integrity and transparency. On the other hand, these technologies make corruption more sophisticated thus opening channels for illicit trade, money laundering and tax evasion, eroding the integrity of the democratic processes, and reinforcing, rather than resolving, existing biases.

Review of the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation: Engaging Civil Society and the Private Sector

This session was part of the review process of the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation, launched in 2018 by the Working Group on Bribery. The Anti-Bribery Convention is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction. When they adopted the Anti-Bribery Recommendation in 2009, Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention sought to reinforce the Anti-Bribery Convention standards and their efforts to prevent, detect and investigate foreign bribery. The Recommendation as for now contains provisions for combating small facilitation payments, protecting whistleblowers, improving communication between public officials and law enforcement authorities, and includes the OECD Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance. 

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