January 2012




Acting General Counsel Issues Second Social Media Report
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

HSBC Under Investigation for Money Laundering
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering, Global

Google to Revise Privacy Policies and Terms of Service
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Strict Online Data Management and Privacy Protection Regulations Proposed
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Global

Insider Trading Enforcement on the Rise
Insider Trading, Americas

Cogeco Cable Releases First Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

DoJ Charges File-sharing Firm with Copyright Offences and Money Laundering
Anti-Money Laundering,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers, Global

Merrill Lynch Fined for Breaching FINRA’s Arbitration Rule
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

Firm Settles Insider Trading Charges
Insider Trading, Americas

Company Settles Disability Discrimination Suit for US$37,500
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Ad Industry Campaigns for Self
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Millions of Customers Affected by Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Nokia Spammed Customers
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Circular on CSR Reporting
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Government Under Pressure to Tackle Issue of Executive Pay
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Chicken Company Fined for False “Free to Roam” Claim
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ACCC Action Against Airline
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Google Receives ISO and OHSAS Certification
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Procter & Gamble Recognised for Corporate Excellence
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Newspaper Settles Phone-hacking Lawsuits
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FWO Enforcement Action
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Whistleblower of the Year
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Zappos Hacked: 24 Million Accounts Breached
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Former SEC Enforcement Official Settles US$50K Conflicts of Interest Case
Conflicts of Interest, Americas

FBI Makes Insider Trading Arrests
Insider Trading, Americas

Three Firms Penalised for Violating Iran Sanctions Act
Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Global

Japanese Trading Company to Pay US$54.6 Million for FCPA Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Global

Company Pays US$75,000 to Settle Race Discrimination Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Restaurant Settles Sexual Harassment Suit for US$25,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Car Dealerhip Settles Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce Survey Now Open
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Drugmaker Settles Suit for US$158 Million
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

FSA Fines Firms for Altering Complaint Files
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank Convicted For Failure to Allow Opt-Out
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Group Calls for Investigation into Google’s Social Network
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

SEC Files Injunctive Action Against Former Execs Over Insider Trading
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting,Insider Trading, Americas

Omani Bank Requires Staff to Commit to CSR
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Orphans to Receive Free Medical Insurance by Healthcare Provider
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Apple Releases Suppliers List and Opens Factories to Labour Rights Group
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

ACCC Accepts Enforceable Undertaking from Company Over Misrepresentations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Hyundai Receives CSR Award for Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

South Korean Competition Watchdog Fines Electrical Goods Companies
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Global

Bribery the Primary Crime Amongst Chinese State-owned Enterprises
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Asia Pacific

New Insider Trading Charges Expected Against Gupta
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Global

SEC Changes Admission of Guilt Policy in Fraud Cases
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Americas

Former US Army Major Sentenced in Defense Contractor Bribery Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Guidance on Data Erasure and Anonymisation
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Asia Pacific

Guidance on Collecting and Using Information Online
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Asia Pacific

Breach Highlights Risks of Old Technology
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Illegal Data Sales Boom
Consumer Protection,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Company Commits to Compliance
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Banks Find Safety in Numbers
Consumer Protection,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Firm Executives Fined on Insider Trading Charges
Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Hedge Fund Manager Jailed for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

US Doctors Urge Moratorium on Fracking in Populated Areas
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Four Global Organisations Sign MoU on Green Growth Development
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Nike Indonesia to Pay $1 Million Overtime Compensation to Workers
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Retailer to Pay US$45K to Settle Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Pepsi to Pay African-American Applicants US$3.13 Million Over Racial Discrimination
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Cleaning Co to Pay US$450,00 to Former Employees Over Racial Discrimination
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Military Contractor to Pay US$155,000 to Harassed Worker
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Packaging Co Launches Environmentally Friendly Meat Trays
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Largest Gold Producer’s CSR Efforts Recognised, Continues Sustainability Record
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Campbell Canadian President Awarded for Commitment to CSR
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Manpower Group CSR Update
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Furniture Co Pays Infringement Notices for Misleading Advertising
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Internet Marketers to Pay US$1.5 Million for Deceptive Advertising and Unfair Billing
Consumer Protection, Americas

CVS to Pay US$5 Million in Reimbursement Over Deceptive Pricing
Consumer Protection, Americas

Swiss Bank Chief Resigns Over Perceived Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of Interest, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Competition Watchdog Hands Foam Companies CA$12.5 Million Fine for Price-fixing
Competition, Americas

Growing Number of Private Companies Take Ethical Pledge
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific

Survey Reveals Decline in Business Ethics, Rise in Retaliation
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Dutch Appeal Court Upholds Pollution Penalty on Oil Co
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

DoJ Announces Discrimination Settlement With Ship Repair Co
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

EEOC Accuses Bank of Age and Sex Discrimination
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Employee Compliant Leads to Firing, Violating Retaliation Protection
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Consulting Firm Sued for Disability Discrimination
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Ex-worker Sued Over Exodus of Twitter Followers
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property,Information Security, Americas

CSR Label Created in Dubai for Leading Companies
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Slovenian Bee Colony Building Project Voted Best CSR Proposal
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Europe, Middle East and Africa

CSR Initiatives in Kenya Tackle Starvation and Provide Education
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Companies’ CSR Efforts Target Disaster-prone Municipality in Philippines
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

40 Companies Collaborate on CSR Effort in Singapore
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Cement Company Invests US$33m in Pollution Controls
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Green Companies Feature in Most Promising Companies List
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Bedding Company Fined for False Wool Claims
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Italian Competition Authority Fines Tech Co for Misleading Conduct
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

LCD Manufacturers Agree to $538m Price-fixing Settlement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Americas

Female Director Numbers Increase in Australia
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Telcos Pay US$95m to SEC to Settle Bribery Case
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Government Contracting, Global

Former CEO Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy
Financial Integrity,Other, Americas

Company Settles False Claims Charges for Almost US$32 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Government Contracting, Americas