All Posts By "Barry Nixon" (Total Posts: 44)

The National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) Could Deliver a Fatal Blow to the U.S. Background Screening Industry

If you read the February edition of The Background Buzz (see  http://goo.gl/0iBHZ1) you likely saw the article, The Way Forward for Federal Background Investigations which discusses the U.S. Federal Government’s announcement of a series of changes to modernize and strengthen the way that background investigations are conducted for Federal employees and contractors and protect sensitive ...

ICC Revised Cookie Guidance Builds on ICO Guide in ‘Practical Way’

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK is launching the second edition of its Cookies Guide, which has the aim of building on its April guidance to provide website operators with a comprehensive framework they can use as a tool to comply with the complex e-Privacy rules. "We have worked hard in recent months to ...

Licensing for PIs Just Around the Corner

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee released its long awaited findings on private investigators, recommending full licensing and regulation of the industry by 2015.This is an industry machine well oiled by growing numbers of operators able to set up from the comfort of a bedroom, with easy access to a substantial black market in ...

Job Candidate Discriminated Against Because of Criminal Record

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has tabled a report in Federal Parliament setting out its finding that an employer discriminated against an applicant for a market analyst position on the basis of his criminal record. The applicant, who had previously worked for the employer, had two drink-driving convictions. The applicant failed to disclose one ...

Taxi Company Says Privacy Laws Limit Driver Checks

A St. John's-based taxi company has said that provincial privacy law is preventing it from accurately checking employees' driving history. A company representative said his organization can mandate that drivers produce a certified driving record and ask drivers to update any changes to their record, but beyond that, provincial law prevents the company from further ...

Workplace Fraud Cost $3.2B Last Year

Fraud in the workplace cost Canadian small businesses $3.2 billion last year, an accountancy group says. The report published Tuesday by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA) found some 290,000 small and medium-sized enterprises were victimized by some sort of occupational fraud last year. The survey of firms with less than 500 employees found ...

Privacy Policies Lacking In Ontario

The loss of personal information belonging to millions of Ontario voters earlier this year shows that even good privacy policies can be useless if they're not followed.Canada's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, released a new report that calls on organizations to beef up the enforcement and understanding of their privacy policies after the breach. ...

Taxi Company Says Privacy Laws Limit Driver Checks

A St. John's-based taxi company has said that provincial privacy law is preventing it from accurately checking employees' driving history. A company representative said his organization can mandate that drivers produce a certified driving record and ask drivers to update any changes to their record, but beyond that, provincial law prevents the company from further ...

Cabinet Approves Changes to Data Protection Draft Bill

The Executive Yuan in China has approved a draft bill that seeks to address controversies arising from a 2010 amendment to the Personal Data Protection Act. The bill will now be submitted to the Legislature Yuan for final approval. One of the proposed changes in the bill involves personal information gathered without the knowledge or ...

New Direction Discussed for European Data Protection

"Saving jobseekers from themselves," is the purpose of the German draft law which will regulate the use of information concerning job applicants collected on the internet by employers. Currently we work with very general criteria of transparency and accuracy, with the obligation to inform and with the evaluation of the principle of incompatibility and purpose, ...