February 2012




White House Offers Online Privacy Guidelines
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Apple Defends Rights to iPad Name
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Antitrust Fines Upheld Against DuPont, Dow and Denki
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Global

Citigroup Whistleblower to Collect US$31 Million for Reporting Mortgage Loan Fraud
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Financial Integrity, Americas

OFAC Fines Firm for Violating Liberian Sanctions Regulations
Financial Integrity, Global

Energy Giant Fined for Under-reporting Carbon Emissions
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Energy Firms to Cut Prices or Face Inquiry
Competition,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Settles Racal Harassment Charges, to Pay US$400,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Steakhouse Settles Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Supermarkets Review Involvement in Work Placement Scheme
Employment and Workplace Issues, Europe, Middle East and Africa

US$15 Million Settlement for Underpaying Royalties
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Americas

FSA Report Questioned for Missing Board Members
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Settles Oil Spill Liability for US$90 Million Settlement
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Firm Fined for Not Clarifying FSCS Cover
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Firm to Pay €77,000 to Victims of Boiler Room Scam
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Window Companies Ordered to Stop Making Energy Efficiency Claims
Consumer Protection, Americas

Apple Agrees to Review of Working Conditions at Suppliers’ Factories
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Global

Watchdog Report Indicates Insufficient Info in Apps for Children’s Privacy
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Data Sold Illegally to Pharmaceutical Industry
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Divided Over Data Breach Notification
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Google and Other Companies Negate Privacy Settings and Track Users
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Alcoa Bribery Probe Widens
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

More Insider Trading Charges Against Goldman Sachs Execs Expected
Insider Trading, Global

Intel Settles NY Antitrust Case for Just US$6.5M
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Americas

ASIC Good Practice Guide for Financial Services Advertising
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Data Security Breach Readiness Guide
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Insurance Companies Gain Information from Data Leak
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Report Looks at Cyber Threats in 2012
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Government Warns Companies Will Pay the Price for Unauthorised Increases
Consumer Protection,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Law Firm Hails Compensation Decision, Company to Appeal
Employment and Workplace Issues, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Focus Returns to Camera Maker’s Financial Dealings
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Global

Gucci v. Guess: Fashion Police to Rule on Designs Infringements
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Computer Mergers OK by DoJ
Competition,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

Mortgage Fraud Claims Result in US$158M Settlement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity,Government Contracting, Americas

Companies Agree to Settle Antitrust Charges
Competition,Government Contracting, Americas

Market Supervision Report
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Asia Pacific

Supermarket Puts Freeze on Old Labels
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

French Court Finds Pesticide Manufacturer Responsible for Poisoning
Consumer Protection,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

FTC Annual Activities Report
Consumer Protection, Americas

FTC to Prescribe Outcome on Pharmacy Managers’ Merger
Competition, Americas

Let’s Get Ready to Investigate
Competition, Americas

Airline Founder Urges Shareholders to Make Hard Decision
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bribe Concerns Spark Internal Audits
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Financial Integrity, Global

Dodd-Frank Predictions Upon Reflection of SOX Reality
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Financial Integrity, Global

Patent Reform Act Leads to Significant Changes for Invention Submisisons
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Americas

Avon Dismisses Vice Chairman Amid FCPA Violation Investigation
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Medical Device Co Agrees to US$22.2M Settlement in FCPA Investigation
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Google’s Proposed Privacy Policy Changes Lead to Lawsuit Against FTC
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Bank of America Subsidiary Settles FTC Charges
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Outgoing Chief to Get Almost £1.7 Million
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Settles Food Seizure Action
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Application Marketers May be Bound as Consumer Reporting Agencies
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Inspection of Employee Emails
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Installs Excessive Surveillance
Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Google, Cisco, Dell, Softbank Recognised for Renewable Energy Efforts
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

Pharmaceutical Company Settle False Claims Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Retail Store Settles Disability Discrimination Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

O2 Announces Sustainability Plan
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Tesco to Try New Packaging to Reduce Food Waste
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Loses Over 600 Clients’ Data
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Barclays Boss Likely to Get £2.5 Million Bonus
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Court Orders Seafood Company to Pay US$1 Million for False Labelling
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Americas

Chemical Company Fined US$1.4 Million for Unlawful Use of Chemicals
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

14 Hospitals to Pay Over US$12 Million for False Medicare Claims
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Restaurant to Pay US$51,700 in Retaliation Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Health Magazine Settles Disability Charges for US$58,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Age and Disability Discrimination Suit Settled for US$120,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

FWO Enforcement Action
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Valuation of Personal Data: The Facebook IPO
Other,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Bill Seeks to Prohibit Insider Trading on Capitol Hill
Insider Trading, Americas

Speech: Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Americas

Health System Settles DoJ Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Americas

Speech: Executive Remuneration
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

New Data Protection Laws Proposed
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FWO Enforcement Action
Employment and Workplace Issues, Asia Pacific

Office Depot Releases 2011 Corporate Citizenship Report
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Ricoh Makes it to ’100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’, Eight Times in a Row
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Global

GM to Pay Almost US$24 Million to Settle Environmental Damage Claim
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

RILA 2012 Retail Sustainability Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Americas

Supermarket Giant Tesco Drops Carbon Label Plans
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ford Pledges to Reduce Landfill Waste by 70%, Cut Water Use by 30%
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Low-carbon Fuel Producer Raises US$55.8 Million in Funding
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Companies, Executives to Pay Almost US$550 Million in Price-fixing Cartel
Competition, Global

Company, Subsidiary Pay Heavily for Clean Air Act Violations
Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Supplies Suffer Late Payment, Large Companies Biggest Offenders
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Citigroup to Pay US$500,000 in Age-bias Case
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Global

Hedge Fund, Owner Fined Over £7 Million for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Global

Scammers Banned from Marketing, Selling Employment Products, Services
Consumer Protection, Americas

Debt Buying Firm Pays US$2.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

UK Retailers Unable to Meet Waste Targets
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Rise in Mishandled Subject Access Requests
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa