08/13/2007 - It has become more difficult for employers in Washington state to access an applicant's credit report to make hiring or promotion decisions. Under a new law (formerly S.B. 5774), employers can only obtain credit reports if the information is substantially related to the person's current or potential job - or if it is required by another law.
08/13/2007 - The bill (H.R. 1413), introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), would establish an airport security pilot program has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.
08/13/2007 - A survey of 300 office workers and IT professionals by Infosecurity Europe found that 64 percent were prepared to give away their passwords in exchange for a smile and a chocolate bar; 29 percent of those surveyed admitted knowing a coworker's password.
08/13/2007 - How protected from data leakage is your business? A survey of IT decision makers and found 60 percent of companies lost confidential data in the last year. 33 percent believe it could put them out of business.
08/13/2007 - The recommendations are in from the President's Task Force on Identity Theft: the strategic plan advises four broad policy changes including that federal agencies reduce the unnecessary use of Social Security numbers.
08/13/2007 - Accidentally seeing pornography viewed by colleagues is not sufficient for a hostile workplace claim ruled a federal appeals court. However, the court determined the woman could pursue a claim based on the overall environment in which women were continually denigrated, called names, and placed in sexual situations.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
08/13/2007 - Don't know what to do if pandemic influenza hits the U.S.? Then read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's pandemic influenza preparedness and response guidelines for the healthcare field.