May 2011




French Data Protection Authority to Crack Down on Compliance Inspections
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Supreme Court Reverses Whistleblower Ruling, Limiting Scope of Claims
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Americas

Personal Data Breach at SEC
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Investigation Finds Basic Safety Measures Lacking in Massey Mining Disaster
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

SEC to Adopt Whistleblower Revisions After Narrow Margin Vote
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Insider Trading, Americas

Engineering Company Settles Case Mid-trial
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Disability Discrimination Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Food Producer Resolves Harassment and Retaliation Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Chrysler Settles Retaliation Suit for US$60,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Online College Resolves Harassment Case for US$260,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Charter School Settles Sex Harassment Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Age Discrimination Suit Settles for US$100,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Disability Discrimination Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Banks Accused of Data Mishandling
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Year’s Grace for Cookie Law Compliance
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Warning on Internet Privacy
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Restrictive Requirements of India’s Data Security Laws Worry Companies
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

More Minor Breaches Hit Sony
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Global Internet Reform on Centre Stage
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Treasurer Welcomes Banking Competition
Competition, Asia Pacific

Telstra Competitors Say ACCC Biased
Competition, Asia Pacific

Banks to Have More Obligations Under New Authority
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bailed-out Bank Angers Shareholders Over Executives’ Pay
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Rio Tinto Faces Shareholder Opposition For Second Straight Year
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Global

FSA Fines Bank for Poor Handling of Complaints
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Settles False Medicare Claims Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Banks Settle Wrongful Foreclosure Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

70% of Businesses Failing to Adopt Energy Efficiency Measures
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ADB Invests US$60 Million in Climate Change Technology Funds
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Food Giant Settles Pollution Class-action
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

GM Finds Use for Gulf Oil Spill Booms
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Google, Citigroup Invest US$55 Million Each in Wind Energy Project
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Coca-Cola Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Facebook Steps Up Fight Against Child Pornogaphy
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

RBI Fines Bank for Anti-money Laundering Breaches
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

WTO Upholds Ruling On Airbus
Competition, Global

Obama Administration Proposes Data Breach Notification Policy
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Safety Investigations into Ford Freestyle Acceleration Issues
Consumer Protection, Americas

Death Sentance for Former Vice Mayor of Chinese City for Corruption Crimes
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Nasdaq Withdraws Bid of NYSE Purchase
Competition,Other, Global

Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Case Settles for US$150,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Age Discrimination Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Advice on Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company to be Disciplined for Lax Security
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Security Conference Rife With Warnings
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Vows Security Flaws to be Fixed, Privacy Affirmed
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sony Announces Yet Another Playstation Network Security Problem
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

FSA Urges Govt to Increase Insider Trading Penalties
Insider Trading, Europe, Middle East and Africa

OFT to Probe Audit Market Over Competition Concerns
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

EC Conducts Surprise Inspections, Believes Companies in Competition Breach
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Telco Fined for Misleading Conduct
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Facebook Pays to Defame Google
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

HUD Report Finds Major Banks Defrauded Govt
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

FTC Finds Dealers Compliant With Consumer Protection Laws
Consumer Protection, Americas

ADB Provides Credit Guarantees to Encourage Green Buildings
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Company to Pay for Pollution
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

TD Bank Unveils First Net-Zero Energy Bank
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Gas Producer Fined US$900,000 for Contamination
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Alcoa Exceeds Carbon Reduction Goal
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Hormel Releases Sustainability Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Puma Releases First EPL Results
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Responses to Corporate Governance Consultation Paper
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Releases AML and Fraud Conference Presentations
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Treasury Designates Iranian State-Owned Bank
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity,Other, Global

Google Close to Settlement in Advertising Probe
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Agreement to Encourage Co-operation With SEC
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Galleon Group Hedge Fund Founder Convicted
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

FIFA Accused of Soliciting Bribes During World Cup Selection Process
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

U.S. Court Sides with Boeing in Retaliation Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

The Cost of Internal Investigations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Global

New Privacy Rules Issued in India
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Oil Company Fires Employees for Protesting
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sex Bias Action Settles for US$188,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Resolves Retaliation Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Supermarket Settles Harassment Suit for US$300,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Sony Data Breach Warning
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Report Finds Competition Lacking in UK Bus Market
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

High Court Orders Highest Penalty in Qantas Cartel Case
Competition, Asia Pacific

Banking Competition Inquiry Report
Competition, Asia Pacific

Commission to Appeal Cardboard Cartel Ruling
Competition, Asia Pacific

Doctors’ Association Settle Anti-Competitive Charges
Competition, Americas

ABI Alerts Investors About Bank Head Pay Deal
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

U.S. CEOs Pay Skyrockets
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Guidance on EU Cookies Requirements
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Update on Search Engine Data Retention
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Court Finds Google in Breach of Copyright
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Global

SFC Fines Merrill Lynch for Internal Control Failures
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Commissioner Seeks Data Breach Notification Requirement
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Week Concludes with Warning
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

SFC Settles Action Against Investment Company HSBC Trinkaus
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Quest to Cough Up US$240 Million to Settle Overbilling Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Facebook Apps Lead to Data Access Leaks
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sony’s Data Breach Discoveries Continue to Rise
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Campbell Reports on Corporate Social Responsibility Goals
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Nike Wins Environmental Reporting Award
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Forest Carbon Markets Investment for Financial Institutions
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Three Companies Awarded CSR Label
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Unilever Fined for Causing Inflation Panic
Consumer Protection,Other, Asia Pacific

Prosecutors Seeking US$1 Billion to Settle Johnson & Johnson Probe
Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

Novelis Announces Sustainability Commitment
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Nokia Releases Sustainability Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Oil, Gas Companies Most Impacted By New Bribery Law, Research Says
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Energy Company Guilty of Tricking Customers
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Order Against Two Companies, Seven Individuals for Misleading Conduct
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

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

Supermarket Giants on Name and Shame Register
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Japan’s Second Largest Bank, Mizuho Financial Group, Faces Probe
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Shell Oil to Pay US$2.2 Million to Settle False Claims Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Board Determines Former Executive Trading Activities Violates Corporate Standards
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

India’s Finance Minister Recommends Whistleblower Approach to Harassment Bribes
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Former President of Costa Rica Jailed for Accepting Bribes
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Dodd-Frank Act Enforcement Limited as Rules and Guidance Delayed
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Health Care Violations May Force Forrest Labs CEO to Step Down
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Insurance Company Resolves Discrimination and Retaliation Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Pays US$60,000 to Settle Race Lawsuit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

US$87,000 for Retaliation Case Settlement
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Discrimination Suit for US$120,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

DoL Recovers Almost US$2.9 Million in Back Wages
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Authority to Investigate Apple’s Tablet Device and Smartphone
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Google Deletes Street View Data
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Compulsory Committees for IT Data Security
Information Security, Asia Pacific

Police Investigate Google as Data Collection Saga Continues
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Two Breach Cases Settled
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Verizon Will Warn Buyers About Tracking Data
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Google Cognisant of Privacy Criticisms
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sony Apologises, Reveals Further Breach of Credit Cards
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

FTC Report Finds Rise in Deals to Keep Generic Drugs Away
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Rio Tinto Faces Heat Over Executive Pay Hike
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

ACCC Puts Misleading Solar Power Retailers on Notice
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

RBI Penalises Bhuj Co-operative Bank
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

RBI Penalises 19 Banks for Derivatives Contraventions
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

TiVo to Get US$500 Million in Patent Suit Settlement
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Only 35% of Tel Aviv 100 Index Companies are Transparent
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Toyota Electric Could Pay US$25 Billion in Compensation
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Global

BP Fined US$25 Million for Oil Spill
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Banks Settle Race and Colour Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Google Tops Reputation Poll
Other, Global

DFSA Fines E*TRADE for AML Systems and Controls Failures
Anti-Money Laundering, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Mixed Response to Proposed Whistleblower Rule
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Major Bank Charged With Bid Rigging to Settle for US$160 Million
Competition, Americas

Gas Distributors Settle Illegal Mixing and Distributing Allegations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Drug Company Settles False Claims Suit for US$44 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas