ILI 2009 has been and gone in London recently. (look it up if you don’t know what it is! :-)) I was involved in a really interesting workshop presented by Ulla de Stricker on Business Cases, which under the current difficult economic constraints, was a very good topic to put into a business world discussion. We had discussions with people from Asia, the Middle East and South Africa; and these people brought some difficult, but interesting cases to the table, covering and crossing cultural and comunication, financial and infrastructural boundaries. We also had Stephen Arnold in attendance to add some good advice. http://www.arnoldit.com. If we’d had double the time, I suspect we would still have run out of it because the workshop was prolific, enjoyable and we all had a common interest by attending this particular worshop. That’s why knowledge is for sharing…..
In Travelling with Your Mouse, I mentioned a data security company called Sophos, who have a new report out that may well be worth registering for; Know Your Enemy. It’s called the Free SecurityThreat Guide: It covers an a-z of computer and data security threats and you can get it by registering with them:
Another great resource that is coming soon, is from the Tax Justice Network. TJN are producing a Financial Secrecy Index. http://taxjustice.blogspot.com/2009/10/coming-soon-financial-secrecy-index.html
Secrecy Jurisdictions: Mapping the Faultlines http://www.secrecyjurisdictions.com/ is another of TJN’s projects. These resources are an excellent bolt-on for following data on tax havens, KYC, and corruption.