March 2012




Sony Submits Concessions to Regulators for EMI Acquisition Approval
Competition, Global

Wall Street Firms Adapting for Safer Use of Social Media
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Employment and Workplace Issues,Insider Trading, Americas

FTC Recommends Strict Enforcement of Consumer Privacy Laws
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Biomet to Pay US$22 Million in FCPA Violations
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

FSA Fines Bank £8.75 Million for AML Failures
Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

FSA Review of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Systems and Controls
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Anti-Money Laundering,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Money Remitter Linked to Drug Money
Anti-Money Laundering,Records Management, Global

FSA Figures Reveal Huge Surge in Bank Complaints
Consumer Protection,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Apple Supplier Factory Audit Reveals Failings
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Penalties Sought Following Misleading Apple Advertising
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

EPA Introduces New Power Plant Standards
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Morgan Stanley Receives Insider Trading Compensation
Financial Integrity,Insider Trading, Americas

Competition Act Consultation
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

EC Takes Action on Roaming Charges
Competition,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Police Payments Charitable, Company Claims
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Users Sue Google Over “Misleading” Privacy Policy Change
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

ACCC Publications
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

ACCC Proposes to Authorise Corporate Airline Alliance
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Sustainability Reporting Speech
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Asia Pacific

Revised Standards: Using the Work of Internal Auditors
Financial Integrity,Records Management, Global

Shadow Shopping Research Finds Financial Advice Lacking
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

FedEx to Pay US$3 Million in Discrimination Case
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

SEC Investigates Who Priceline is Doing Business With
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Exports, Imports and Trade Compliance, Global

Unsafe Conditions Led to Deaths at Hilfiger Factory
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Poll Reveals Low Third Party Due Diligence Assessments
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

JP Morgan Settles Over Imprudent Investment
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Petfood Companies Hit With €35.3 Million Fine
Competition, Global

Companies Fined CAN$2 Million for Collusion
Competition, Americas

Draft Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions
Competition, Americas

Lender Seeks Settlement in Securities Fraud Class-action
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

JP Morgan Settles Hidden-Charges Lawsuit
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

University Breach Discovered in Class
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Company Closed Pending Investigation of Privacy and FCPA Breach
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Desalination Plant Workers’ Union Takes Legal Action Over Privacy Breach
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Investigation into Google Privacy Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Employment Discrimination Case Settled
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

Bid Rigging Charge Leads to US$47 Million Settlement
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition, Global

US$150,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Class Action
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Salon Pays US$30,000 to Settle Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for US$140,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Supplier Settles Race Harassment and Retaliation Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

OFT’s Mental Capacity Guidance for Creditors
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Deals Website Gives Undertaking
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Bank Fined for Excessive Charges on Bond Transactions
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Americas

Defendants Ordered to Pay for Fraud but Restitution Unlikely
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Manufacturer Settles FTC Price-fixing Charges
Competition, Americas

Online Marketing Companies Settle Deception Charges
Consumer Protection, Americas

Company Pays AU$300,000 Fine, Gives Undertaking for Alleged Breach of Disclosure Obligations
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Asia Pacific

Company Pays Fine For False Labelling
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Fired Technology Exec Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Hedge Funds Experiencing Rising Costs for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

Competition Reform for UK
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Stolen Data Causes Company Collapse
Privacy and Data Protection, Americas

Charity Breaches Act
Privacy and Data Protection,Records Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Censure Issued Against Bank
Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Regulator Finds Marketing Licence Breach
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Consumer Voucher Operator Breaches Advertising Code
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Facebook Sued by Yahoo for Alleged Patent Breach
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

OFT Revokes Companies’ Licence for Prolonged Breaches
Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Coca-Cola and Pepsi Make Changes to Avoid Cancer Label
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Movie and Games Retailer Settles EEOC Case for US$70,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Retaliation Case Brought to End With US$120,000 Settlement
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Nursing Facility to Pay US$125,000 to Settle Religious Discrimination Suits
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Painting Company to Pay US$65,000 to Resolve Retaliation Charges
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Company Settles Harassment Charges for US$40,000
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

US$11.8 Million Fine to Settle Bribery Charges
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Americas

Company, Subsidiary and Execs Convicted in Price-rigging Scandal
Competition, Global

Company Settles False Claims Charges Relating to Royalty Underpayments
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

Outgoing Goldman Sachs Director Criticises Firms Culture
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Conflicts of Interest,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Global

Women Execs Earn 10% Less Than Male Counterparts
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Disputes About Mortgagee Sales on the Rise
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Treasury Under Pressure to Probe Derivatives Mis-selling Scandal
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Toy Dogs Recalled After Fur Scare
Consumer Protection,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Consultation on Proposed FOXTEL Undertaking
Competition, Asia Pacific

ACCC Institutes Price-fixing Proceedings
Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Carbon-financed Sustainable Water Program Earns 1.4 Million Carbon Credits
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Potential FCPA Bribery Accusations Aimed at News Corp.
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Ponzi Scammer Convicted on 13 of 14 Counts
Anti-Money Laundering,Consumer Protection,Financial Integrity, Global

Court Refuses Investor Request to Block Corporate Takeover
Conflicts of Interest, Americas

FDA Insider Trading Leads to 5-Year Prison Term for Chemist
Insider Trading, Americas

Insider Trading Scrutiny Intensifies
Insider Trading, Americas

Quotas to Bring More Women on Boards
Employment and Workplace Issues, Europe, Middle East and Africa

OFT Speech Available
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Suppliers Lodge ACCC Complaint About Supermarket Giants
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Competition,Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Two Years of Twitter Data Released to Customers
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Insurance Companies Avoid Convictions
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Spain Asks ECJ to Rule on Right to Be Forgotten
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Association of Pharmaceutical Companies to Strengthen Code of Practice
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global

Workplace Drug Testing on the Rise
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

Loss-making Bank Hires Finance Director on £5.9 Million Pay Package
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Privacy Speech Available
Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Refinery to Pay Close to US$1 Million in Penalties for Environmental Violations
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Company Settles Retaliation Charges for US$90,000
Employment and Workplace Issues, Americas

BP Executives Get Hefty Pay Packets for Company’s Success
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Americas

University Discloses Personal Information in Training Materials
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Big Four Bank Gives Undertaking Over ‘Misleading’ Message
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Company Fined for Breaching Consumer Product Safety Standard
Consumer Protection, Asia Pacific

Former Mine Security Officer Receives 3-Year Sentence in West Va. Blast
Employment and Workplace Issues,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Another Goldman Sachs Manager Under Investigation for Insider Trading
Insider Trading, Americas

Potential FCPA Violations Lead to Shareholder Expulsion
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption,Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Yahoo and Facebook Set to Clash Amid Potential Patent Infringements
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Global

App Developers Access User Data Via Loophole in Apple’s Privacy Policy
Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers,Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Google Sued for Privacy Breach
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Treasury Accuses Barclays Bank of Tax Avoidance
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Financial Integrity, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Workers Accuse Furniture Giant IKEA of Spying
Employment and Workplace Issues,Privacy and Data Protection,Respect in the Workplace, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Draft Whistleblowing Provisions for Ireland Announced
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Other, Europe, Middle East and Africa

GEC Boosts Contribution to Solar and Wind Energy Projects
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

BASF Releases 2011 Report, Announces New Targets
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Global

Caesars Sustainability Report
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Americas

Merger May be Investigated By Commission
Competition, Europe, Middle East and Africa

OFT to Review Payday Lending Sector
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Consumer Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Lego Parent Company to Invest €400 million in Wind Farm Project
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,Health, Safety and Environment, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Company Ordered to Pay US$190,000 and Reinstate Worker
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Google’s Controversial Privacy Policy
Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Unlawful Disclosure of Personal Information
Privacy and Data Protection, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Survey Indicates Companies Are Leaving Themselves Vulnerable To Attacks
Information Security,Privacy and Data Protection, Asia Pacific

Mobile Phone Companies Agree to Code of Conduct
Consumer Protection,Privacy and Data Protection, Global

Malaysian Processing Refinery the Subject of Protests
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Health, Safety and Environment, Asia Pacific

CEO Likely to Receive Multi-million Pound Bonus
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Apple Gives into Governance Reform
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Global

Race and Gender Discrimination Case Settles for US$40,000
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture,Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Restaurant Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit
Employment and Workplace Issues,Respect in the Workplace, Americas

Companies Urged to Improve Disclosure to Shareholders
Business Ethics and Corporate Culture, Asia Pacific