E-CDD, E-verification and E-signatures: New and Emerging Technologies

  • When: February 24, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST
  • Level: All

The last two years have seen an explosion of technological developments in the area of customer due diligence. With several European jurisdictions introducing rules and regulations that allow firms to rely on such technology to meet their KYC/CDD requirements, this webinar will look at the ins and outs of this technology, the controls that are used to mitigate risks of identity theft or impersonation, and steps that can be taken by the second line of defence when testing and reviewing KYC/CDD that is based on electronic records and information.

Learning Objectives

  • Gaining an understanding about European jurisdictions that permit E-CDD and how it is currently being used
  • Obtaining insight into the types of controls used to ensure that the records received are actually those of the customer identified in a given business relationship
  • Demystifying the complexities around verification of E-CDD and how e-signature trails can be tested and reviewed as part of the AML compliance program

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Legal Advisors
  • Industry consultants
  • Regulatory bodies


  • Europe
  • Banks
  • MSB/ Fintechs
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Trust and Corporate Service Providers

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Mrs. Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents.

Mrs. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Mrs. Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Mrs. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.


Elena Alampi
  • Elena Alampi

  • Policy Officer at the DG CONNECT – eGovernment and Trust Unit
  • European Commission

John Karantzis
  • John Karantzis

  • Managing Director
  • iSignthis

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