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Caution Urged When Addressing Drug Issues

Social media and blurry work/life boundaries mean employers can learn a lot about employees’ out-of-work activities, but employment lawyers warn they should be very cautious about addressing them. One of the most important things to remember when faced with an issue such as drug use is that the courts don’t like employers delving into an […]

KPMG Global Study Reveals that Senior Managers ‘Committing More Workplace Fraud’

Senior managers are increasingly committing fraud as ‘red flag’ warning signs are “missed and ignored”, research from KPMG has revealed. Company bosses were the culprits of nearly a fifth of workplace frauds (18 per cent) compared to 11 per cent in 2007, according to analysis of 348 white collar crimes between January 2008 and December […]

What’s More Important to an Organization: Reputation or Money?

By: Aniqa Bukhari “Honest is the best policy.” There is no doubt this old saying should be followed by anyone applying for a new job. Unfortunately, there are cases in which applicants are less than truthful during the hiring process, and the boss discovers discretionary information through some other resource. Such deception is occupational fraud, […]

Privacy: Laws Play Catch-up with Online World

Companies suffering from a breach of sensitive data or mishandling customer information are becoming commonplace and because of this, online privacy is a central issue for businesses in every industry. Policymakers around the globe have begun introducing new privacy laws and have become stricter about those already on the books. The rules differ widely from […]

International Personal Privacy Compliance for Global Staffing Directors

The responsibilities and obligations of employers under European Data Protection Directives and the UK Data Protection Act can trigger a lot of issues when working in a global marketplace. When handling and transferring employee data from the EU to third countries such as the U.S., companies are required to identify and implement a legal basis […]

Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

In April DLA Piper published the first edition of the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook 2011/2012 (“the Handbook”). The Handbook offers a high-level snapshot of selected features of national laws as they currently stand in 58 jurisdictions across the world. It is intended to provide a quick overview of features of data protection […]

Privacy in the Global Village

In the ever-changing world of privacy and data protection, global diversity is proven every day by fascinating developments taking place in every corner of the planet. At the same time, a common pattern can be seen in many of those developments: their attempt to strike the right balance between the exploitation and the protection of […]

Canadian, German Data Protection Watchdogs Join Forces

The German and Canadian data protection commissioners have signed an agreement that aims to ensure people’s digital privacy will be better protected if data travels across borders via the Web. International cooperation could help put companies like Facebook and Google on a privacy leash.Both countries will inform each other about important events and complaints and […]

Francophone Regulators to Adopt BCR-style Framework in 2013

During their 6th Annual Meeting, the Association of Francophone Data Protection Authorities (AFAPDP) considered proposals for a framework for international data transfers between French-speaking nations. Members have requested additional time to assess the proposals, therefore adoption is postponed and should occur no later than at the next annual meeting or by the end of 2013. […]

APEC and EU Bodies Discuss Regional Interoperability

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) announced that Mexico has become the second formal participant of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. APEC economic leaders first endorsed the CBPR in November 2011 with the aim to promote region-wide privacy policy compatibility, ensure consumer protection, and lower regulatory compliance costs. Mexico’s participation follows the U.S., […]


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