08/24/2012 - Courts announce decisions on concealed weapons, detention of terrorism suspects, and healthcare privacy, while lawmakers consider bills on border security, counterfeit drugs, and campus security.
Book Reviews: Investigations
08/20/2012 - Turner accurately and succinctly explains this form of criminal operation.
Daily Headline : Privacy
08/13/2012 - The FTC has finalized a settlement with Facebook over charges that the social media giant deceived the public by telling them they could keep their Facebook information private and then disseminating that information.
Daily Headline : Hiring \ Employment Issues
08/06/2012 - A bill (H.R. 6220) introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) would prohibit employers from asking about or checking an applicant’s criminal record until a conditional offer of employment has been made.
SM Online: IT Security
07/30/2012 - The government may compel an individual to reveal the password to an encrypted hard drive if the government is already aware of what material resides in the hard drive, an appellate court has ruled.
Daily Headline : IT Security
07/23/2012 - Sen. Joe Lieberman has revised a bill to make mandatory cybersecurity provisions optional. Lieberman submitted the revised bill in hopes of getting Senate approval.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
07/17/2012 - States make more health records available for firearms background checks, TSA agents protect London airports, and a manager in San Francisco reaches a settlement with the city's emergency management department.
Daily Headline : Legal Issues
07/09/2012 - A federal judge has ruled that the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that prohibit retaliation against employees do not apply to workers outside of the United States.
Daily Headline : Legal Issues
07/02/2012 - In one of its last acts of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case that questions the definition of a “supervisor” in sexual harassment lawsuits.
Legal Issues: Drug Control
06/27/2012 - A new Florida law requires that state employees be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol. Read the law to find out how the testing program will work and who will be tested.
Legal Issues: Legal Issues
06/27/2012 - A federal appeals court has upheld a California law that requires DNA collection from all adults arrested for felonies in the state. The court ruled that the collection of DNA is similar to the collection of fingerprints, which law enforcement has routinely collected for decades.
Legal Report: Legal Issues
06/27/2012 - A California appeals court rules that a company can be held liable for harassing comments made by employees on a blog, and lawmakers consider bills on counterfeit drugs, information sharing, and border security.
Daily Headline : Border Security
06/25/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision today in S.B. 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The Court ruled that three out of the four contested provisions in are unconstitutional. The provision allowing law enforcement to check immigration status is legal, ruled the Court, so long as it is interpreted narrowly.