How Multilingual NLP in adverse media screening can help unmask modern slavery

By Hugo Chamberlain
On: 13 September, 2023,
Categories: Adverse Media, AI, Continuous Monitoring, KYC

Multilingual NLP in adverse media screening can help unmask modern slavery

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A guide to utilising AI for advanced adverse media screening

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring

9 August, 2023

From manually reviewing news articles to using natural language processing (NLP) to analyse open source data online, adverse media screening processes have changed substantially in recent years. But the goal remains the same: to protect your institution and your customers from potential risk and improve KYC processes. With AI solutions, that goal is now significantly more attainable.

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How the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive affects multinational corporates

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | ESG

27 July, 2023

On June 1, 2023 the EU Parliament paved the way for regulation that will have fundamental implications for the way companies operating within the EU assess and monitor their supply chains for the risk of human and environmental rights violations.

A Guide to KYC Screening in Private Banking and Wealth Management

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

14 July, 2023

The current role of KYC screening in PBWM KYC screening plays a crucial role in PBWM industry, ensuring compliance with regulations, mitigating financial risks, and maintaining the integrity of the financial system. As the industry evolves, the adoption of digital KYC screening processes becomes increasingly important to streamline operations. However, this sector faces unique challenges

A Brief History of Adverse Media Screening

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

17 May, 2023

Adverse media screening dates back several decades and has evolved alongside the changing media landscape.

Structuring the Unstructured: The Challenges of Screening Open Source Intelligence

Adverse Media | AI | AML | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | GDPR | KYC | Onboarding

30 March, 2023

KYC (Know Your Customer) screening is an essential process for businesses to identify and verify their clients’ identities as well as surfacing any potential risks associated with them. This process helps mitigate the risk of financial fraud, money laundering and other illegal activities by following KYC regulations. The information gathered during KYC screening can come from various sources, including both structured and unstructured data sets; processing these data sets presents several difficulties that businesses must overcome.

GDPR and KYC – Living Together in Perfect Harmony?

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | Fintech | GDPR | KYC | Regtech

23 February, 2023

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Know Your Customer (KYC) screening are two important regulatory frameworks in the world of data protection and financial services. GDPR and KYC screening can conflict in several ways, particularly in relation to the collection and storage of personal data. However, it is mandatory for organizations to comply with both by carefully balancing the requirements of each and taking appropriate measures to protect personal data.

Perpetual KYC v Periodic Refresh – A False Choice?

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

26 January, 2023

Perpetual KYC (pkyc) has become a buzz phrase in the last few years due to a combination of heightened scrutiny from regulators and huge advancements in automation technology. In this article, smartKYC’s CEO Dermot Corrigan provides insight on the definition of perpetual KYC, the implications for other KYC monitoring activities, such as periodic refresh, and points to some of the solutions that can meet the technical challenges perpetual KYC presents.

Negative News Screening: Processing Foreign Languages

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | Fintech | KYC

19 December, 2022

As we addressed in our latest adverse media post, there is an array of categories—and subcategories— of negative news screening that need to be properly screened for accurate and relevant results. But how do people look for and analyse adverse media in foreign languages? And why is this still so difficult?

Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 3, Tips 7-10

Adverse Media | Continuous Monitoring | Explainable AI | KYC

2 November, 2022

In this final article, we share our last set of best practices for Adverse Media Screening, a tool increasingly important for individuals and companies in monitoring online news and media.

Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 2, Tips 4-6

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

30 September, 2022

This article continues with tips 4-6 for better implementing a continuous or high-frequency negative news screening programme.

Adverse Media Screening: 10 Best Practices – Part 1, Tips 1-3

Adverse Media | AI | Continuous Monitoring | KYC

15 September, 2022

Adverse media screening, sometimes referred to as negative news screening, is essentially the process of searching an individual or company for adverse news or media relating to them, which can be found in open source intelligence online.