April 2011




SEC Delays Ruling on Several Dodd-Frank Anti-Corruption Measures
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

First Amendment Probe: Prescription Drug Data Sharing for Marketing Use
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Bank of America Representatives Probed in Campaign Contribution Scandal
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

NFL Lockout Lifted
Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Americas

Barclays Bank Launches Privacy Campaign
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Insurers Behind “Unprecedented” Number of Breaches
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Google Wi-fi Data Leads to Another Investigation
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Cautious Approval for Google Mapping Service
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Big Brother Awards
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Damages Awarded for Misuse of Medical Information
Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Apple I-phone Allegedly Tracking Locations
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sony Playstation Network User Data Stolen
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

SEBI Settles Allegations of Insider Trading against Bank
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Qantas Accused of Protecting Monopoly
Competition, Asia Pacific

First Swiss Company Sanctioned for Money Laundering
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

RBI Fines Bank for AML Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Tata Announces 3 MW Solar Plant
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Company to Pay Almost US$1 Million to Settle EPA Action
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Wells Fargo to Spend US$120 Million in Solar Projects
Other, Americas

BP to Provide US$1 Billion for Restoration Projects
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Google to Buy Wind Power to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Samsung to Invest US$7 Billion in Green Energy Industrial Park
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Aviva Tops Carbon Ranking Index
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Westpac, IAG Best Performers in Global Social Responsibility Index
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Big Bank Blamed for Food Price Rise
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Kellog’s Surpasses Waste Reduction Target
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

FSA: Financial Crime Conference
Anti-Money Laundering,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Tax Office Aims to Settle Investigations into Staff Perks
Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank to Pay US$400,000 to Ponzi Victims for Failures
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Americas

Health Company Settles False Claims Suit for US$8 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Whistleblower Lawsuit Settled
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Apple Inc. Sues Rival Samsung Over Intellectual Property
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Derivitives Lawsuit Filed Against Buffett and Sokol Connected to Lubrizol Trading
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Wal-Mart Settles in Harassment Lawsuit
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Accountant Awarded US$4.5 Million in IRS Whistleblower Payout
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Government Contractor Database Opened for Public Review
Government Contracting, Americas

ICO Welcomes New Powers in Direct Marketing Privacy Breach Regulations
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Breach of Credit Information Law Incurs Massive Penalty
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Authority Criticises Internet Giant
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Retailer Warned About Seeking Info
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Data Retention Law to be Revised
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

EDPS Newsletter
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

EDPS Supervisor Article Calls for More Effective Data Protection
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ad Industry Launches Self-regulation Framework
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Asian Government’s Report on Personal Data Privacy Ordinance
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Banks Warned About Outsourcing Risks
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Data Breach Investigation Report: Small Fry are Dish of the Day
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Speech: Staying ahead of the curve in EU competition policy
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Major Banks Held Not Liable for Company’s Collapse
Other, Global

Telecom Gets Highest Penalty for Anti-Competitive Conduct
Competition, Asia Pacific

Building Society to Pay £51 Million to Compensate Clients
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Supplier and Retailers Contravene Labelling Standard
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Tech Company and Related Companies Fined for Misleading Customers
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

FTSE 100 Firms Offset 0.1% of Emissions
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ADB to Provide US$150 Million Guarantees to Promote Solar Power
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Google to Invest US$100 Million in Largest Wind Farm
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Company Fined for Environmental Violations
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Company Settles Charges and Agrees to Install Pollution Controls
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Starbucks Resets Energy Consumption Target
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Banks Announce Road Safety Initiative
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

RBI Fines Banks for Anti-money Laundering Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

SEC Fines Issued to Financial Execs for Privacy Violations
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Verizon Settles for US$93.5 Million to Resolve Overcharge Allegations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Government Contracting, Americas

High Profile Lawyer Accused of Insider Trading Scheme
Insider Trading, Americas

Sam’s Club Settles Harassment Case for US$440,000
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Farming Company Settles Harassment and Retaliation Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Hyundai Capital Data Breach Under Investigation
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Panel Orders Citigroup to Pay Investors US$51 Million
Financial Integrity, Americas

Epsilon Data Breach Costs Estimated Over US$100 Million
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

OFT Fines Company £10 Million for Competition Breach
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Major Washing Powder Producers Fined for Cartel Conduct
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

RBI Fines Banks for Anti-Money Laundering Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Retailer Fined A$400,000 for Breaching Safety Standard
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

FINRA Fines UBS US$2.5 Million for Misleading Investors
Financial Integrity, Americas

OFT Shuts Down 19 Unlicensed Websites
Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Fast Food Giant Fined for Underpaying Staff
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Companies Penalised for Misrepresentation and Misleading Sales Tactics
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Asia Pacific

Japanese Airline to Pay A$5.5 Million in Price-fixing Case
Competition,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Ship Owners Fined for Dumping Waste Overboard
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Johnson & Johnson Settles Corruption and Kickback Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

The Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Global

U.S. Navy Severs Ties with Contractor Amid Allegations of Kickbacks
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Social Media Giant Facebook Fires Employee for Insider Trading Penalties
Financial Integrity, Global

Are UK Bribery Act and Dodd-Frank on the Same Page?
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Trucking Company Settles Retaliation Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Whirlpool Ordered to Pay US$1 Million in Harassment Case
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

IBS Settles Race Discrimination Action for US$60,000
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Russian Bank in Breach of Data Protection Law
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Hospital Undertakes Steps to Improve Data Security After Laptop Theft
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hospitals Botched Data Disclosure Requests
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Google Street View Case Partly Lost
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Epsilon Involved in Massive Privacy and Data Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Microsoft Lodges Formal Antitrust Complaint Against Google
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Global

RBI Fines Banks for Anti-money Laundering Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Five Major Companies Pledge Reduced Fuel Consumption
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Puma Pledges World-first EP&L Statement
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

EU Fines 17 Companies for 18 Year Long Cartel
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Penalties for Major Airlines in Cartel Proceeding
Competition, Global

Companies and Director Guilty of Faking Property Rights
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Airport and Former Manager Hit with A$100 Million Tax Claim
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company to Pay US$218 Million for Role in Decade Long Bribery Scheme
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Tech Company to Pay US$1.2 Million for Recording Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Patent Infringement Award Against Apple Dismissed
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Other, Global

FTC Settles with Company Claiming Appliances Can Cure Illness
Consumer Protection, Americas

Healthcare Company Settles Allegations of Medicare Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Company Settles False Claims Allegations Relating to Security Contracts
Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Verizon Settles False Claims Charges for US$93.5 Million
Financial Integrity,Government Contracting, Americas

Computer Services Company and Auditor Settle Accounting Fraud Action
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

FINRA Expels Broker Dealer for AML Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Wells Fargo Agrees to US$11 Million to Settle Allegations of Securities Laws Violations
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

UK Bribery Act Guidance Announces Enforcement Date
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Settlement Reached in “Facebook Firing” Case
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers, Americas

FTC Seeks to Increase Enforement of Privacy Laws Concerning Mobile Device Apps
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Manslaughter Charges Sought Against BP
Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Global

US$95,000 to Settle Age Discrimination Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Resolves Disability Discrimination Suit for US$80,000
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Retail Giant Embroiled in Sex Discrimination Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Retaliation Suit for US$95,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Bias Lawsuit Against Bank Dismissed
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Company Agrees to Pay US$750,000 in Back Wages
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Levi Strauss & Co Agrees to Pay Over US$1 Million in Overtime Back Wages
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Consumer Group Seeks Tougher Bank Regulations
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Settles Privacy Breach Charges
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Settlement Finalised in Privacy Case
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Settlement Reached Following Telemarketing Complaints
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Toys “R” Us to Pay Fine for Breaching Order
Competition, Americas

A$125,000 for Market Rules Contravention 
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Companies Raided and Arrests Made in Money Laundering Crackdown
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

RBI Fines Five Bank for AML Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

ASIC Obtains Orders to Prevent Misleading or Deceptive Conduct
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Finance Broker Banned for Fraud
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

OCC and FinCEN Fine Bank US$7 Million for BSA Violations
Anti-Money Laundering, Americas

Settlement on Multivitamin Claims
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Former Fund Manager Gets Jail Term for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Financial Analyst Admits to Fraud Conspiracy
Financial Integrity, Americas

Boeing Received Illegal Subsidies, Says WTO
Competition,Financial Integrity, Global

Asset Freeze for Companies and Owner
Financial Integrity, Americas

Former Bank of America Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Financial Integrity,Government Contracting, Americas

Hospital Settles Disabilities Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Car Wholesaler Admits to Tax Evasion
Other, Americas

Tech Company Owner Admits to Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas