August 2011




Rising Hip Replacement Complaints Drives Research for Safer Alternative
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Anticorruption Activist Set to Leave Indian Jail
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Other, Asia Pacific

Facebook Introduces New Privacy Tools
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Missouri Teachers Seek to Stop Social Media Restrictions
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Other, Americas

SEC Still Struggling to Approve Record Retention Plan
Records Management, Americas

World Bank Removes Firm from Blacklist Early for Compliance Improvements
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

iPhone Faces Privacy Lawsuit
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Survey Reveals Worker Complaints Against Bosses
Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Asia Pacific

Labour Bureaus Urge Families to Seek Compensation in Disaster Affected Areas
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

More Directors Banned Over Missing Fund Cash
Conflicts of Interest,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

FTC Seeks Comment on Warranty Rules
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Prosecutor Gives Google Ultimatum
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Customers at Risk After Huge Breach
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Court Dismisses Privacy Case
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Skin Cream Claim Results in Fine
Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

Orders Settled Against Credit Report Resellers
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Encouraging Ethical Outcomes in Tourism
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Firm Apologises for Spying on Critic
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

RBI Governor Urges Better Bank Governance
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Conflicts of Interest,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

ASIC Obtains Further Orders in Fuel Company Action
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Drug Company Removes Lawyer Over Bribery Claim
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Wolfsberg Group Updates Anti-corruption Guidance
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Google’s Acquisition of Motorola Fueled by Patents
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Other, Global

SEC Opens Whistle-Blower Office
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading,Other, Americas

Former NASDAQ Executive Sentanced for Illegal Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

SEC Investigates Potential S&P Leak of US Credit Rating Downgrade
Insider Trading, Global

Company Attempts Streamlining Mobile App Privacy Policies
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Reports Reveals Women Not Given Opportunity to Progress
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Wage Disparity Widest in 28 Years
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Failure to Disclose Leads to $33,000 Fine
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Asia Pacific

Burkina Faso Mining Industry Needs to Increase Transparency
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Verizon Threatens to Suspend Striking Workers’ Benefits
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Supermarket Leads the Way with BioFuels
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Aid Agency Appeals for Business Involvement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Shell Criticised as Decade’s Worst Oil Spill Grows
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Global

Poisonous Smelting Company Shut Down
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Plastic Disclosure Project on its Way Into Business
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Reporting Requirements Trigger Safety Recalls
Consumer Protection,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Phone Company Guilty of Misleading Customers
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Insurance Company Ordered to Refund Misled Customers
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Privacy Audit Finds Improvements, but More Work Needed
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FTC Supports Plan to Regulate Online Tracking
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Phone App Privacy Breach Proceedings Settle
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

America’s Economic Future in Sustainable Technology
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Tech Co Accused of Aiding the Torture of Dissidents
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Government Contracting, Global

Emissions Tax Fraud Trial Begins in Germany
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

RBI Fines Bank for AML Failures
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

NFA Fines Firm and CEO US$2 Million for Compliance Rules Violations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

FINRA Fines Firm for Failing to Obtain CIP Information
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Venezuelan Oil Potential Overshadowed by Scandal
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Fresh Claims Against UBS Assisting Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Global

Casino Lobbyists Acquitted of Bribery
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Fraud Prevention Research Centre Launched
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Americas

Johnson & Johnson Close to Settlement on Risperdal Criminal Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Global

Goldman Sachs Under Investigation for Possible FCPA Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Renouned Mutual Fund Manager Accused of Stealing Confidential Data
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Americas

US Seeks Maximum Sentence for Galleon Insider Trading Case
Insider Trading, Americas

Hospital Discloses Breach of Patient Records
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Americas

Discrimination Increases in Hard Times
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Verizon Pursues Court Action Against Striking Landline Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Data Protection Compliance Lacking up North
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Investigation Concludes Cosmetic Co Broke Law
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

London Housing Bodies in Breach of Data Protection Act Following Pub Mishap
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Online Tracking Booms
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sony Dubiously Recognised for Security Failures
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Sentencing for Insider Trading Raises Serious Questions
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Insider Trading, Americas

£50 Million Dairy Price Fixing Fines
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Minimum Pay TV Contract Price Miscalculated
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

False Claims of Government Endorsement Lead to Court Penalty
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Government Contracting, Asia Pacific

Calls for Compassion from Mining Bosses
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Car Company Bids On Own Auctions, Pays the Price in Fines
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

RBI Fines Bank for Anti-Money Laundering Failures
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

AUSTRAC Issues Remedial Direction for AML/CFT Failures
Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

Company Warned About Spam
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers, Asia Pacific

Fines for Deadly Mine Safety Violations
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Company Slow to Act on Oil Spill
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Company Group Psychology Could Cut Emissions
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Efficient Use of Space Boosts Office Sustainability
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Food Retailers Should Reduce Food Waste
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Sustainability Requires Co-operation, Not Competition
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Calls for Investigation of Political Dismissals
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Oil Company Seeks Rehearing over Corporate Human Rights Liability
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Asia Pacific

CSR Measurement and Reporting Tips
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

FINRA Fines Bank for Misappropriation of Client Funds
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

“Playboy” Magazine Connection a Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of Interest, Americas

Cargill Recall of Meat One of the Largest Ever
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Global

India Mining Industry Corruption Scandal Could Entail Billions
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Asia Pacific

New SEC ‘Tips, Complaints & Referrals’ Database Nabs China Voice
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Small Business Best Practice Guide
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Whistleblower Protection Boosted
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Pepsi fined and told to institute anti-discrimination training
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Aluminium Mill Settles Discrimination Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Data Protection Compliance Faces Increased Auditing
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Smart Meters Investigated for Privacy Concerns
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

UAR Investigates Grocery “Price Gouging”
Competition,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Competitors Abandon Anti-Trust Claim Against IBM
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Frozen Foods Merger Faces Freezing
Competition,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Honey Labels Not So Sweet
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Standard Risk Measure for Superannuation Funds
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

News Corp Criticized for Lack of Transparency
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Conflicts of Interest,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASIC Enters Into EUs in proposed takeovers
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Conflicts of Interest,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting in Australia
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

New US Fuel Economy Rules Welcomed by New Industry Leaders
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

“Attorneys Who Matter” List
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

UK Office releases online and mail order retailers resource
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Gym Contracts Ordered to Shape Up
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

OSFI Issues Monthly Reporting Reminders
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity,Records Management, Americas

FINRA Fines Investment Services $5 Million for Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Conflicts of Interest,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Humans the ‘weak link’ in information security but aren’t trained
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Information Security, Global

Global Retailer Ikea commits to renewable energy use
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Shell accepts millions in liability for Nigerian pipeline incident
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Electronics Company Turns Social Housing Green
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Office Depot offers environmentally friendly packaging option
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Business Opportunity in Turning Trash to Treasure
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Foxconn Internship Program Faces Abuse Allegations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Corporate Social Responsibility Improves Access to Finance: Working Paper
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

RBI Fines Bank for Anti-Money Laundering Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

SFO Orders Macmillan to Return Proceeds of “Corrupt Relationships”
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Conflicts of Interest, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FTC Halts Pay-Day Loan Deceit
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers, Americas

SEC and Diageo Settle: $2.7 million in bribes result in $16.4 million settlement
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Global