INFORMATION

Site Map - Legal Issues

Morning Security Brief: Benghazi Report, Stand Your Ground Shooting, Boy Brings Gun to School, Retailer Removes AR-15 Rifles

- A report on Benghazi says security there was grossly lacking. Florida's "stand your ground" law has been cited as justification in a pizzeria shooting. A Utah boy brought a gun to school for "protection" in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings. Dick's Sporting Goods has removed from sales the semiautomatic rifle used in the killings.

Morning Security Brief: Stalking Apps, Man Indicted for Sharing a Link, Charlotte Wants to Expand Surveillance Network

- "Stalking” app legislation introduced. A man is indicted for sharing a link to stolen information. Police in North Carolina want access to private surveillance cameras. And more.

New Federal Laws Address Whistleblowers and Border Security

- President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.

Arecont Threatens IPVM with Legal Action over Critical Blog Post

- A surveillance camera manufacturer sends a cease-and-desist letter to a writer questioning their marketing tactics.

Drone Strikes Create Complications in International Security Law

- The legality of drone strikes was a recurring theme among panelists speaking on national security and armed conflict at the 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law, held today at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.

Justice Department Releases Guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

- The Department of Justice has released guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how the agency enforces the law.

Federal Court Rules FCRA Constitutional

- In a ruling handed down last week, a federal district court upheld a provision of federal law that makes it illegal for consumer reporting agencies to disclose background check information that is more than seven years old.

Morning Security Brief: International Poll Watchers, Suspicious Packages at Polling Place, Chinese Cyberattacks, and More

- A round-up of security issues related to polling.

Supreme Court to Rule on the Use of Drug Dogs

- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving the use of dogs to sniff out narcotics. In the cases, the Court is determining whether dogs can be used to ferret out drugs inside a private residence and what credentials are necessary to prove that a drug dog is properly trained.

Government Takes Steps to Address Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

- A new bill would require employers to accommodate the limitations of pregnant workers and the EEOC makes pregnancy discrimination a key part of it’s strategic plan for 2012-2016.

Legal Report

- Courts issue decisions on hostile work environments and whistleblowers. Lawmakers consider bills on economic espionage and transportation.

FTC Settles with Companies for Spying on Rental Computers

- The FTC has come to an agreement with seven computer rental companies and a computer software company for allegedly spying on rental customers.

Whistleblower Bills Would Protect Private Sector Employees

- Two bills introduced in Congress last week would extend protection to whistleblowers who expose mismanagement, fraud, or abuse in the private sector.
 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.