By Russ Warner, VP Marketing & Operations –
Corruption in government officials can lead to the downfall of an administration. Self-serving men and women cheat the system and the people out of dignity, trust, revenue, productivity and validity. Dealing with fraud, bribery and corruption in an appropriate way can be a difficult challenge.
Due to the many accusations and allegations of corruption, bribery and dishonesty in business dealings in both the public and the private sectors, some governments are recognizing the need for a serious crackdown. These issues can only be contained with a firm hand and with judicious actions on the part of those in the positions of power to employ these means.
Peru and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
On June 30 and July 1, 2014, representatives from the United Kingdom’s Anti-Corruption Forum and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met to discuss the recent ratification Peru made of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
The question of utmost importance was regarding how Peru will implement actions while being compliant with international standards; the public and private sectors will have much to discuss. According to some governments, public and private sectors working together proves to be a critical factor in eliminating corruption. Unlike any other anti-corruption tool, this convention is centered “on the ‘provider’ side of corruption, i.e. the person or entity that offers, promises or grants a gift.”
These steps in the right direction will prove to be successful as time goes by and increased efforts are made. Still, additional tools can and should also be implemented to make the transition and process more manageable.
One issue is that anti-corruption is already a long and difficult task for humans to manage on their own. Thankfully, recent technological developments will make this easier.
EyeDetect™ is unique technology that features a completely bias-free, 30-40 minute examination based on a detailed analysis of the behavior of the eyes as a subject responds to true or false statements. Exam results are recorded, mathematically encrypted, and securely sent to the cloud. Within minutes a report is generated. . Along with other technologies available to detect, investigate and punish those who engage in corrupt activities, this deception detection technology can ensure accuracy in detection and speed of results (processed in near real time) so as not to delay the forward progress of anti-corruption and anti-bribery movements in governments.
Note: Opinions expressed by Russ Warner are his own.