July 2011




Commerce Department Seeks New Process to Improve Privacy Codes of Conduct
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

SEC Rejects Settlement Proposal, Proceeds with ‘Clawback’ Suit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

One Year Later – Delayed Laws Complicate Dodd-Frank Act
Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Anticipated Medical Device Report Debated Prior to Release
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Comcast and Al Sharpton’s Integrity Questioned in Potential Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of Interest,Other, Americas

Whistleblower Case Settles
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Goldman Sachs Cites Class Action Precedent
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Investigation into Unauthorised Data Collection
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Facebook Facial Recognition Concerns Recognised
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Conviction for Privacy Breach
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Broadcaster Bid Abandoned in Wake of Murdoch Media Scandal
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Solar Companies to be Wound-up for Misleading Conduct
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Weight Loss Scam Comes Unstuck
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Proceedings Issued for Misleading Labelling
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Supermarket Milk Pricing given the Green Light by Watchdog
Competition, Asia Pacific

Senate Antitrust Hearing Scheduled
Competition,Other, Americas

Antitrust Agreement to Increase Co-operation
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Competition,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Global

Phone Company Charged with Contempt of Court
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Asia Pacific

Fashion Giant Versace Gets Behind Campaign for Workers’ Health
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

SFC Investigating Corporate Governance Report
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Asia Pacific

Broken Employment Promises End in Arrests
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Ethical Spin-Doctoring to Deflect Environmental Criticisms
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

New Biofuel Does Not Threaten Food Production
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Stakeholder Engagement Turns Criticism to Praise for The Gap.
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

FSA Fines Company for Anti-Bribery Failure
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

FSC Warns of Potential Liability Under UK Bribery Act and US FATCA
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Former Telco Executive Sentenced to Death for Bribery, Others Investigated
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

SEC Fines Beverage Company for Violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Global

Czech Republic’s Largest Power Utility Company, CEZ, Investigated in Competition Probe
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Global

SEC and Armor Holdings Settle FCPA Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Preliminary Victory for Apple in Patent Breach Case
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Tweets Lead to Broker Suspension by FINRA
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Murdoch Media Hacking Scandal Gets Serious, Goes Global
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Firms Focused on Saving Face, Unphased by Fines
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Insider Trading Fallout of Carbon Tax
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Assets Frozen over Insider Trading Charges
Insider Trading, Global

Airport Sales Ordered for Greater Competition
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

NZ Mine Boss Admits Deadly Problems
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Judge Cites Supreme Court Decision to Bar Dow Chemical Class Action
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Peru Protests Mine Over Contamination
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Businesses Bear Human Rights Responsibilities
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Concerns Remain over Mining Company’s Social Conscience
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

CSR Responsibility Framework Released
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Company Promotes Car Sharing, Reduces Emissions
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Fraud Exceeds £1 Billion in First Half of 2011: KPMG Fraud Barometer
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Tax Fraud Advisor Charged
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Global

Firm Fined £6.9 Million for Anti-Bribery and Corruption Shortcomings
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Report Reveals Weak Corporate Governance in Chinese Companies
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

FATF Report on Money Laundering Risks Arising From Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling
Anti-Money Laundering,Other, Global

FATF President’s Keynote Address to APG Annual Meeting
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Global

EU Regulators Charge 12 Power Companies with Price Fixing
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

LME Updates Delivery Rules to Comply with UK Bribery Act
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

British Standard Institute Drafting Code Addressing UK Bribery Act
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

‘Expert Network’ Executive Pleads Guilty in Apple Case
Insider Trading, Americas

Greenpeace Urges Greater Vigilance of Supply Chain
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Investigation Highlights Concern Over Labor Practices
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Customers’ Unencrypted Personal and Financial Records Lost
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Global

Chemical Company Settles Racial Discrimination Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Annual Report Notes Value in Audits
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Companies Urged to Reassess Online Data Storage and Sharing
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Asia Pacific

New Liability for Online Sales of Counterfeit Goods
Consumer Protection,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Patent Purchase Raises Competition Concerns
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Global

GOA Urges Better Conflicts Advice from SEC
Conflicts of Interest,Employment and Workplace Issues,Government Contracting, Americas

ASIC Market Supervision Report
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Privacy Scandal Envelopes Murdoch Media Empire
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

New Bill – Tobacco Plain Packaging
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Asia Pacific

Ghana CSR Awards Established
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sustainability Reporting Guide Launched
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Zero Growth Good for Social Business
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Best Practice Award for Disability Public Awareness Program
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Staying Compliant with the UK Data Protection Act
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Conflict of Interest Claims Challenge Spinal Study
Conflicts of Interest,Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

SFO Interpretation of UK Bribery Act Widens Scope of Jurisdiction
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

KPMG Report Spotlights Higher Proclivity of Fraud at Senior Level
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Big Bucks in Fighting Climate Change
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

$5 Million Fine for Misleading Broadband Advertising
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ASIC Warns Directors to Improve Financial Reports
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Ethics Agreement for IMF Boss
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Companies Help Controversial Project
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Government Contracting,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Airline Grounded Over Safety Concerns
Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Murdoch Newspaper to Close over Hacking Scandal
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Jail Term for Asbestos Deaths
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Cattle Exports Resume Following Animal Welfare Concerns
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Asia Pacific

Legal Profession Changing to Embrace Women
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Protests Over Rare Earth Health and Environment Concerns
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Disabled to Fight for the Right to Fly
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Helping Food Brands to Boost Public Health
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Global

Call for Nominations for Business Leaders’ Award to Fight Human Trafficking
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other, Global

UN Endorses Human Rights Principles for Business
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

False Safety Records Discovered Following Mine Disaster
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Blagojevich Convicted of Corruption in Retrial
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

FIFA Has ‘Compelling’ Bribery Evidence Against Suspended Officials
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Bribery Whistleblowing Website Shutdown in China
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Court Ruling Reminds Directors of Duties
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Dissent Banned from AGM
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Google Probed for Anti-Competitive Behaviour
Competition, Global

ASIC Crackdown on Insider Trading
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Banks Reminded to Boost Online Security
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Wal-Mart Defends Class Action Decision
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Respect in the Workplace, Global

Company to Investigate Governance
Conflicts of Interest, Americas

Be Politically Correct for Economic Success
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Respect in the Workplace, Global

Solar College to Supply Grid
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Financial Sector in Need of Cultural Change
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Fined $27,500 after Ignoring Infringement Warning
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

ASIC Accepts Enforceable Undertaking for Compliance Culture
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Survey Finds Security Breaches Continue to Rise
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Airlines Announce Biofuel Plan, Face Controversy
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Environmental Responsibility Attached to Gas Project Approval
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Fukushima Bosses Apologise
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Company Pays Fine for Credit Reporting Violations
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Company Social Responsibility Report Embraces Sustainability and Engagement
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Company Controller Sought Finance Through Deception
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

RBA Currency Firms Charged over Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

Courts Get Tough on White-Collar Crime
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

UNEP Green Economy Adaptation Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global