October 2011




Whistleblower Retaliation Not Uncommon at Mortgage Lender
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Google Settles with FTC in Privacy Case Over Social Network ‘Buzz’
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Ex-Innospec Exec Faces Bribery Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

FCPA Violations Lead to Record Sentances for Telecom Execs
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Government Contracting, Global

With Gupta Arrest, Gov’t Extends Insider Trading Crackdown
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Insider Trading, Global

Woman Sues Over Workplace Harassment and Bullying
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Global

Businesses Have Long Way to go in Inspiring Confidence
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Investigation into Alleged Breach by Retirement Fund
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Facebook Data Request Feeds Privacy Campaign
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Regulator’s Difficulty Charging Suspicious Hedge Fund Co
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Insider Trading, Americas

Company Fined for Unsafe Storage Resulting in Fatality
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

95,000 Unsafe Products Removed From Sale
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

ASIC Suspends AFS Licence
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Lehman Brothers Investigation Statistics Update
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

EU’s Social Business Initiative
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Calls to Ban Genetically Modified Corn
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Promising BioFuel Still Under Development
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Revived Genocide Lawsuit Against Mining Co Rio Tinto
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Global

Credit Suisse UK Fined £6 Million for SCARP Risk Failures
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASIC Accepts Enforceable Undertaking Against Financial Advice Co
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

ASIC Seeks Improvement in CCI Sales Practices
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Payday Lenders in Legal Spotlight
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Purported Acne-Curing Phone App Banned
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection, Americas

FINRA Fines UBS US$12 Million for Short Sale Supervision Failure
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Pharmaceutical Company Settles Illegal Marketing Claim
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Debt Agency Halted Over Bogus Threats
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Commission Approves EU Property Management Merger
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

OFT Refers Audit Services Market Investigation
Competition, Global

CC Approves Frozen Food Merger
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASIC’s Priorities Speech
Competition, Asia Pacific

Unconscionable Conduct and Abuse of Market Power Targeted: Watchdog
Competition, Asia Pacific

NCC Annual Report
Competition, Asia Pacific

NCC Publication
Competition, Asia Pacific

Report: Pharmaceutical Co’s Delay Release of Generics
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Americas

Bank Backs Down From Evicting Tenants
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Wolfsberg Guidance on Prepaid and Stored Value Cards
Anti-Money Laundering, Global

Fraudulent Construction Biller Faces FBI Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Aluminium Giant Seeks Lawsuit Dismissal
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

SOX Does Not Remove Risk and Retaliation, Warns Whistleblower
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Google Exec’s Post Inadvertantly Goes Viral
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Global

Watts Water and SEC Reach Settlement in Bribery Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Best Practice Guidelines Released for Smartphone App Privacy
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

SEC Requires Chief Execs to Attend and Oversee Compliance Exams
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Chrysler Releases First Sustainability Report
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Olympus Shareholder Concern Reaches Flashpoint
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity,Other, Global

Companies Gearing up to Meet New Diversity Guidelines
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

NZ Oil Spill Damage Bill Grows
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

OECD Release New Principles on Financial Consumer Protections
Consumer Protection, Global

PPI Complaints Drop Significantly
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASIC Suggests Reform of CCI Practices
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Joint Antitrust Enforcement Policy for Health Care Providers
Competition,Consumer Protection,Other, Americas

SEC Commissioner’s Speech
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Justice Minister Asked to Explain Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of Interest, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to Jail
Insider Trading, Americas

Fine May Follow Facebook Data Protection Failures
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Senate Urged to Pass Bill
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

HTC Loses Patent Case Against Apple
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Apple Granted Injunction Against Samsung in Patent Case
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Scientific Researcher Admits to Economic Espionage
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Other, Americas

Diageo Investors Find Executive Remuneration Conditions Hard to Swallow
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

AICD Releases Institutional Share Voting and Engagement Report
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Lawyer’s Debt Collection Actions Declared Impermissible
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Jail for Company Chief Hiding Massive Losses
Financial Integrity,Other, Asia Pacific

Guilty Pleas in Contract Kickback Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Competition, Americas

Allianz Close to Settlement for Acts of Bribery Violating FCPA
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Galleon Group Hedge Founder Receives 11 Year Insider Trade Sentance
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

Another Hedge Fund Trader Sentanced in Insider Trading Case
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Del Monte Shareholders to Receive US$89.5M in Conflicts of Interest Settlement
Conflicts of Interest,Financial Integrity, Global

Male Business Leaders Champion Change for Women
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

Still Too Few Women in the Boardroom, Despite Recommendations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Guidelines for Safe Management of Offshore Supply and Rig Move Operations
Health, Safety and Environment,Other, Asia Pacific

Why Prudential Regulation Matters
Financial Integrity,Records Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Class Action Against S&P Ratings Agency
Financial Integrity,Records Management, Global

Gucci Accused of Low-end Employment Conditions
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Asia Pacific

WorkSafe Incentive Scheme for Employers
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Qantas Airline Worker Strike Continues, Expands
Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Global

Supermarket Sets Sustainability Targets
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Virgin Airways to Use New Low-Carbon Jet Fuel From Industrial Waste
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Beleaguered Battery Industry Accused of Poisoning Children
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Oil Spill Ship is New Zealand’s Worst Environmental Disaster
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Gulf Oil Spill Sanctions Ordered
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Wal-Mart Stores Closed Over Organic Pork Scandal, Management Culture
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Citigroup Takes Backseat Over Compliance Investigation
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Food Co Wins Weakened Advertising Guidelines
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Credit Card Companies Sued for Price Fixing
Competition,Consumer Protection,Insider Trading, Americas

Samsung and LG Electronics Companies Investigated for Price Fixing
Competition,Consumer Protection,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

ACCC Prosecutes Over Flammable Pyjamas
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

ACCC to Appeal Dismissal of Deceptive Conduct Claims Against Google
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ACCC Warns Market Leaders
Competition, Asia Pacific

ACCC Concerned Over Airport’s Monopoly
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Amazon Sued for Patent Infringement
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Ecuador’s New Antitrust Laws
Competition,Consumer Protection, Americas

Smartphone, Tablet Computer Patent Wars Continue
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Class Action Against Media Empire for Phone Hacking
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Sites Expose Data
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Criminal Offences
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Bribery Investigation into Defence Supply Co
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Bank Cooked Books and Received Bailout: SEC
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Americas

Anti-Bribery Guidance for ‘Adequate Procudures’
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Privacy Groups Seek Facebook Investigation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Global

Former CME Group Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Allegations Claim Koch Industries Involved in Bribes for Iranian Contracts
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Study Shows FCPA Targets Top of the Corporate Ladder
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Housing Industry Safety Lacking
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Worker’s Death Halts Construction for Safety Audit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

BioFuel Flight Slammed as Mere PR
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Biofuel Industry Split Over Environmental Impacts
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

“Near Net Zero” Factory Success
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Workplace Self-sufficiency Under Construction in Seattle
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Toy Manufacturer Adopts Sustainable Sourcing Policy, Avoids Deforestation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Investment Co Fined for Misleading FSA, Client Money Breaches
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Finance Co Fined $55,000
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Eftpos Co Guilty of Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ANZ Overdraft Fees Class Action Hearing Begins
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ACCC Approves SABMiller-Foster’s Acquisition
Competition, Asia Pacific

Breach of Market Integrity Rules
Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Appeal Against Misleading and Deceptive Conduct Charge Granted
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Loan Scam Companies Shut Down
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Bank Sued Over “Campaign of Deception”
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

US$200 Million Price Fixing Fine
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Competition, Global

Samsung and Apple in Wireless Phone Patent War
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Investigation into Sony Hacking Breach Concludes
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Online Retailer Under Fire for Emailing Customers
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Privacy Scandal Over Social Media Site Tracking
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

UBS Trading Scandal Triggers More Resignations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Records Management, Global

Celebrity Board Appointment Latest in a New Trend
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Occupy Wall Street Gains Union Momentum
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Six Convictions Over Advance Fee Fraud
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Third Money Laundering Penalty Imposed on Citibank
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering, Asia Pacific

FIU Annual Report Reveals Increase in Transaction Reporting
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

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

Million Dollar Fine for Failure to Supervise Ponzi Scheme Account
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Lehman Bros Found Not Guilty of Fiduciary Breach Over Retirement Loss
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas