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Religious Discrimination

- A federal appeals court has ruled that General Motors Corporation need not recognize a religious group as part of its affinity program.

Online Fraud

- The 7th Annual Online Fraud Report finds that online retailers are hit with fraud from international orders at a rate that is twice the overall average.


- A police officer was acting within the course of his employment when he told a fellow officer that his new girlfriend might be infected with AIDS.

Security Officers

- The FBI has issued an interim final rule setting out how employers can request criminal background checks on private security officers.

Third-Party Liability

- The California Supreme Court ruled that a landowner may be responsible for the injuries to a contractor’s employee under certain circumstances.

False Arrest

- A Mississippi appeals court has ruled that a casino security officer used proper investigative techniques when arresting a casino employee for theft.

Community Policing

- Find out how the Long Beach, California, COPS program has successfully addressed drugs, graffiti, gangs, shootings, and prostitution.

Fraud Controls

- A paper discusses how internal auditors can identify fraud risks and cultivate a vigorous whistleblower program in their organizations.

Scans and Attacks

- A paper entitled An Experimental Evaluation to Determine if Port Scans are Precursors to an Attack describes the results of an experimental approach to determine the correlation between port scans and attacks.


- The California Supreme Court has ruled that employees need not complain to their companies about discrimination in order to have the right to later sue them for retaliation.

ID Theft

- Are fears over identity theft exaggerated? An ID Analytics study says yes.

Aligning Security

- This PricewaterhouseCoopers guidebook helps companies to think about their security strategies.

Spam Canned?

- The FTC has released Effectiveness and Enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act, which concludes that the law has been effective in slowing down spam.

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