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A Clear View of Liability

- Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

House Passes Appropriations Bill, Blocks Certain Programs

- The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.

Compliance Program Protects Morgan Stanley in Corruption Probe

- The government has declined to prosecute Morgan Stanley under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after an employee engaged in a corruption scheme in China. The agencies found that Morgan Stanley’s FCPA compliance program was so robust that the employee had to circumvent numerous internal controls to commit the crime.

Morning Security Brief: Wal-Mart Corruption, Anthrax Vaccines, ICN Launches New Initiatives, and More

- Wal-Mart execs ignored an investigation that found widespread bribery at it sites in Mexico. Two million doses of anthrax expire to the tune of $48 million. And more.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal by Former Enron Executive

- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a second appeal by former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. In his appeal, Skilling petitioned the Court to overturn his fraud conviction.

Expungement

- A bill (H.R. 2065) introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) would amend the federal criminal code to allow an individual to have a nonviolent criminal conviction expunged in certain circumstances.

Morning Security Brief: Marijuana in the Mail, 'Test on Arrest' Ruling, Identity Theft Rules, and More

- Colorado post offices say more people are trying to mail marijuana out of state. Court rules that "test on arrest" policy doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment. A government agency has approved identity theft rules for publication. And more.

Intelligence

- In a dispute over the accuracy of government intelligence reports, a federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court erred when it refused to accept such a report in the case of a Guantanamo detainee. By accepting the report, the court noted, the burden of proof correctly shifts to the plaintiff to prove that the facts are incorrect.

Cruise Ship Security

- The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010 imposes safety and security requirements, the majority of which are now in effect, on cruise lines that do business in the United States. Read the legislation online.

GPS Tracking

- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police officers need a warrant to track a suspect’s movements using GPS, but there’s more nuance than first meets the eye. Read the ruling here.

GPS Tracking Limits

- The U.S. Supreme Court says law enforcement is not allowed to install GPS trackers on people’s cars without a warrant.

Morning Security Brief: Private GPS Tracking, Oakland Occupiers Clash With Police, Facebook Sues Marketing Company, and More

- The use of GPS trackers by private citizens is on the rise. Violent clashes between Occupy Oakland and police led to 400 arrests over the weekend. Facebook sues Adscend Media over clickjacking. And more.

Legal Report

- Courts rule on premises liability, privacy, and employment. Plus legislation on hiring, data security, crime prevention, and more.
 




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