January 2011




Royal Bank of Scotland Dropped From IPO
Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

German Users Cause Facebook Privacy Change
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

FCPA Training Effectiveness Questioned
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Employee Questions Ethical Obligation to Take FCPA Training
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Fiancé of complaining worker protected from retaliation
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Hostile Work Environment Results in Sexual Harassment Fine
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Repeated Hacking with Possible PCI Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Ex-employees Able to Access Customer Database
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Vodafone Dealer Dealt Blow for Customer Privacy Breach
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

FTC Settles Anticompetitive Charges with Shopping Mall Developer
Competition, Americas

“Big Four” UK Bank to Announce Pay Overhaul
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Telco To Appeal High Court Copyright Ruling
Other, Asia Pacific

Oil Giant Faces Criticism About Nigerian Operations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Former Manager Jailed for Insider Trading and Money Laundering
Anti-Money Laundering,Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Barclays Fined for Breaching Client Money Rules
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FSA Fines Company £455,000 for Failing to Disclose Information
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Director Sentenced to Jail for Deception
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Court Orders Asset Freeze in Insider Trading Case
Insider Trading, Americas

US Court Freezes Assets of Internet Enterprise IWorks
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Clean Air Act Violation Results in Forced US$700 Million Investment
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Former Telco Controller Gets 24 Months Jail for Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

40 Months Jail for Patient Recruiter in Medicare Scam
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

FTC Settles For US$8 Million for Scheme to “Trick Consumers”
Consumer Protection, Americas

FBI Charges Provident with $670 Million Fraud Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Private Schools’ Operator Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Other, Americas

Police Lay Charges Over Wi-fi Data Collection
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Major Privacy Breach a “Common Practice”
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Security Flaws Persist
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Facebook Halts Plan to Disclose Addresses and Numbers
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Company Executive Indicted for Price-fixing
Competition, Americas

Bank Penalised for Advice Failures
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

PepsiCo UK Sets Out Environmental Targets
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Technology Giant Faces Criticism Over Health Concerns
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Company Directors Convicted of Defrauding Shareholders
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank Fined £28.59 Million for Anti-competitive Practices
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Secretary Fails to Lodge Reports, Admits Liability
Other, Asia Pacific

Secret Trader Suspended
Financial Integrity,Other, Asia Pacific

Director Misleads Customers Over Jelly
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Perfume Dealer Charged with Laundering Millions for Drugs Cartels
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Marketers Banned from Debt Relief Business, to Pay US$500,000
Consumer Protection, Americas

Health Company Owners Plead Guilty in Fraud Scheme
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Major Food Company Subsidiary Settles Charges
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Former Bank Official Guilty of Bribery and Disclosure of SAR
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Co-Founder of ‘Cheating’ Enterprise Pleads Guilty
Other, Americas

Over $1 Million Recovered in Overtime Wages
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Race Discrimination Suit Settled
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Religious Discrimination Suit for US$110,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Bank Fraud Suspicion Around Call Centres
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Airline Pays Penalty for Spam Act Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Telco in Privacy Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Former Employee Guilty of Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

Motor Insurers Commit to Reduce Data Exchange
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FSA Fines Banks Over Complaints Handling
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Fined for Breaching Biofuel Obligations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Fined for Pre-empting Environmental Approval
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Report Says Sweeping Reforms Must Follow
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Farmers Sue Oil Giant
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Fraud Levels Hit Record High: KPMG
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Former Analyst Fined for Giving Misleading Information
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Director Banned for Involvement in Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Former Investment Banker, Wife and Friend Admit to Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Businesswoman Sentenced to 120 Years in Jail for Money Laundering
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Former Managing Director Arrested
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other,Records Management, Asia Pacific

Financial Services Business Owner Banned for Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Optus Deal Results in Enforcement of Statutory Warranties
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Former Bank Official Found Guilty of Tipping Off and Taking Bribes
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

False Claims Allegations Settled for US$6.25 Million
Government Contracting, Americas

Former Investment Adviser Forfeits $1.4 Million Over Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

Asset Freeze Order for Firm and Owner
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Company to Pay US$18 Million for Improperly Marketing Bond Fund
Consumer Protection, Americas

FTC Bans Robocaller
Consumer Protection, Americas

Company Barred for Misleading Certifications
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Car Company in Data Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Internet Giant Broke Privacy Laws
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Largest Settlement for Individual Housing Discrimination Case
Other, Americas

Healthcare Company Resolves Pregnancy Discrimination Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Disability Discrimination Suit Settled for US$3.2 Million
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Cyber Security in Crisis
Information Security, Asia Pacific

Proposed Changes to Executive Pay Increase Accountability
Other, Asia Pacific

Cost Cutting Blamed for Gulf Oil Spill
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Back Wages Case Resolved
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Lawsuit Targets Reckless Corporate Conduct
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Bank’s Former Chief Risk Officer Arrested
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Senior Employees Suspended After Leaks
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FIFA President Contemplates Setting Up Anti-Corruption Panel
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank Customer Accuses Top Executives of Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Technology Company to Clarify Warranty Rights
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Plastic Company Guilty of Misleading Conduct
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Bank Employee Banned for Forgery
Other, Asia Pacific

Doctors Jailed for Medicare Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Company Expelled and Employees Barred for Excessive Mark-ups
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Health Cooperative Settles Anti-Competitive Conduct Charges
Competition, Americas

Hedge Fund Operators Indicted for US$30 Million
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Medical Centre to Pay US$30 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

False Claims Allegations Settled for US$6.3 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Company and Its Subsidiaries to Cough Up US$92 Million
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas