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Privacy

- An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a patient whose private information was revealed at a tavern by a hospital employee can sue that hospital for invasion of privacy. The privacy obligation applied at all times and in all places.

International Lodging

- A new group called the International Lodging Security Association has been established to further education and training in the field. The link will be added as soon as it becomes available.

Background Screening

- Hawaii's high court has ruled that a company wrongfully fired an employee based solely on his prior criminal record. The court said that the conviction must have a relationship to the job.

School Safety

- New anti-bullying statutes in Alaska, South Carolina, and Illinois.  New emergency management plans in Virginia and Ohio.

You Tube

- IBM has created a short video of the company's new RFID tag known as the Clipped Tag a label that consumers can easily tear off once they leave a store after a purchase. This and other security videos are on You Tube.

School Safety

- Bullhead City is one of the cases discussed in a Department of Justice guide to innovative approaches to school security undertaken by schools and communities.

Agro-Guard

- Learn how Agro-Guard, a community policing program developed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Dodge City Sheriff's department, can help police and producers spot threats and prevent agroterrorism.

Smart Cards

- The Corporate IT Outlook for 2007, a new report from research firm EQUS, looks at the reasons that increasing numbers of companies are implementing smart cards while few plan to implement biometrics.

Corruption

- Corruption remains a significant problem facing international businesses and may even be worsening, according to this survey by Control Risks, which found that honest businesses may be losing out to dishonest competitors.

Security Offensive

- A new guide from the National Institute of Standards and Technology explains the key threats to, and recommends guidance for, securing industrial control systems.

Cybersecurity Progress

- The Homeland Security Department is still struggling to fulfill its cybersecurity responsibilities, according to this report from the Government Accountability Office.

Burglary

- The problem of burglary at residential construction sites and strategies for preventing the problem—such as implanting microchips in power tools—are topics addressed in this guide from the Department of Justice.

Transportation Security

- Emergency response coordinators in the Transporation Security Administration are not receiving training in continuity of operations, despite the existence of free courses, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.
 




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