Tom Zeno on Data Mining and Compliance [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

The term “data mining” is coming up a lot in the news and conversations today.  Perhaps surprisingly to some, it’s very relevant for compliance.

Tom Zeno is no stranger to the topic.  He spent 25 years in the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC and is currently with the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs.

In this podcast, he explains that data mining is an intelligent method to collect data patterns.  The government is already using data mining to identify terrorist financing, money laundering, and healthcare fraud.  It’s even being used to analyze opioid prescriptions.

Most interesting of all, he explains, the Department of Justice in 2017 announced that it had opened a data mining unit in the fraud section.

Listen in to this podcast as he discusses what the government is doing, how compliance professionals can start using the same techniques to identify potential problems, and the IT resources they will likely need.