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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Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer, CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe.

Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters.

Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses and the use of RegTech, to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director.

Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and is a recognised subject matter trainer on financial crime. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelor of Public Administration and a Law Degree, in which she is qualified as a barrister and solicitor. In addition, Sam holds her Master’s in Business, specialising in risk management.


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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