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Australia Expands Accountability Regime

The recently-released report from Australia’s Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry recommended that ‘BEAR’ (the Banking Executive Accountability Regime) should be expanded to all Australian Prudential Regulation Authority-regulated financial services institutions. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne called for a phased rollout of the regime, with the next step covering superannuation (pension) providers. The BEAR legislation was introduced in 2018 to make senior financial executives including (Chief Information Officers and Chief Technical officers) personally accountable for IT compliance.

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