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Food Safety

- Recommendations for ensuring food safety are put forth by the Government Accountability Office.

Computer Crime

- An employee who downloaded confidential documents before going to a competitor did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The law, ruled the court, applies to those who access data without authorization.

Corruption

- Transparency International U.K. assesses the transparency of the anticorruption programs implemented by defense companies.

Investigations

- Issuing blanket instruction to employees mandating that they should not discuss an investigation with their coworkers violates federal labor law. Find out why.

Cybercrime

- The rates of cybercrime attacks on U.S. companies have risen since 2010, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP. Read the study here.

Disaster Preparedness

- Examining the response to the April 2011 southwest tornado event, the United States Fire Administration benchmarks what best practices fire departments and emergency medical services should have in place when disaster strikes.

Countering IEDs

- Discover how the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization is working to improve its counter-IED capabilities.

Discrimination

- In a lawsuit filed in Illinois, plaintiffs allege that an entrance exam required by the Chicago Fire Department discriminates against women and minorities. Read the charges here.

Facial Recognition

- The Federal Trade Commission has released a report on facial recognition technology. The report, Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies, is designed to help companies use innovative products without violating employee or consumer privacy.

Disability

- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a Website containing the Worksite Flexibility Toolkit to provide information on workplace flexibility. Announced to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the site contains links to 172 sources, including legislation, case studies, fact sheets, reports, and news articles.

Domestic Violence

- A factsheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers guidance to employers on how to apply employment discrimination laws to victims of domestic violence. The factsheet offers scenarios and examples of how companies might unintentionally run afoul of federal law.

Pandemic

- The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit provides a variety of resources for emergency planners. The software offerings can help officials track a pandemic and allocate resources.

Trade Secrets

- A U.S. district court has refused to dismiss a case in which the plaintiff, a night club owner, argued that his “friends” lists from Facebook and MySpace are trade secrets under the law. The court ruled that the plaintiff took reasonable steps to protect the information in question.
 




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