02/26/2010 - The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act imposes new privacy requirements for businesses that access medical records. Two recent surveys (here and here) found that many affected by the act were still unprepared to comply.
01/19/2010 - Tyco International has agreed to buy Broadview Security for approximately $2 billion in a deal that will help the company corner a quarter of the residential security system market in North America. (Updated)
12/23/2009 - A new law (formerly S.B. 741) in California regulates proprietary security officers. Under the bill, proprietary officers are required to register with the same state agency that was already charged with regulating contract officers. Proprietary officers must also undergo a background check and be issued a license. Officers must complete initial training and undergo an annual review by the state to maintain their licenses.
10/29/2009 - ASIS International has signed an agreement with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to establish a formal partnership between the two associations with plans to develop educational and information sharing programs in the future.
10/26/2009 - The government body that regulates South Africa's private security industry is re-vetting everyone in their databases to weed out security professionals and companies that have a criminal record, reports the Independent Online.