Blog Posts Tagged with "DOJ"

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EFF Challenges National Security Letter Statute

July 22, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Under the national security letter statute, the FBI can issue demands for records and gag provisions without court authorization, and recipient telecommunications and financial companies have no way to determine whether and how the government might be overreaching or otherwise abusing its authority...

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Lessons Learned for the Compliance Practitioner

July 09, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

The DOJ recently announced the resolution of a compliance matter involving violations by Data Systems & Solutions LLC. In reading the Criminal Information, this was no one-off or rogue employee situation, this was a clear, sustained and well known scheme that went on within the company...

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Company Guilty of Illegal Export of U.S. Military Software to China

July 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Preventing the loss of critical U.S. information and technologies is one of the most important investigative priorities of the FBI. Our adversaries routinely target sensitive research and development data and intellectual property from universities, government agencies, manufacturers, and defense contractors..."

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Control Systems Company Resolves Criminal Violations

June 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Systems & Solutions LLC, a company based in Reston, Virginia, that provides design, installation, maintenance, and other services at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, has agreed to pay an $8.82 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA compliance violations...

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How the DOJ Looks at Compliance Programs Part 2

May 31, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

The ABA Primer notes that an effective compliance program consists of documentation that an organization “exercise[s] due diligence to prevent and detect criminal conduct; and otherwise promote[s] an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law”...

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How the DOJ Looks at Compliance Programs Part I

May 22, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Although often discussed in Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) or Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs), most compliance practitioners are not familiar with one of the most important sources of Department of Justice (DOJ) policy regarding the prosecution of corporations...

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Anonymous Claims Department of Justice Hack, Data Dump

May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The department is looking into the unauthorized access of a website server operated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that contained data from their public website. The... website has remained operational throughout this time. The department’s main website... was not affected..."

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Achieving Compliance in the Post-Acquisition Context

May 17, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Trust cascades down each level of a company from the Board of Directors to employees and then to customers. Trust is equally important in the M&A context. These ideas are useful for the compliance practitioner when integrating a new acquisition into an existing compliance culture...

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DOJ: Any Protection is too Much for Cell Phone Tracking

May 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

For years, we've been arguing that cell phone location data should only be accessible to law enforcement with a search warrant. After all, as web enabled smart phones become more prevalent, this location data reveals an incredibly revealing portrait of your every move...

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An Enterprise Compliance Dialogue

April 17, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Management must “walk the talk” through both discipline and a system of rewards. The discipline must be clear and delivered decisively. The rewards must be not only direct financial remuneration but also the internal promotion of persons who do business in an ethical manner...

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Counter Terrorism Guidelines Give Authorities Vast Access to Info

April 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Attorney General Holder recently signed expansive guidelines for terrorism analysts, allowing the NCTC to mirror federal databases containing personal information and hold onto the it for an extended period even if the person is not suspected of involvement in terrorism...

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Three Keys to the Role of a Chief Compliance Officer

April 11, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

There is an ongoing debate in the compliance world about whether a company can or should combine or separate the role of the CCO from that of the General Counsel. Before a company can answer this question, it must meet No. 6 of the DOJ's minimum best practices requirement...

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Compliance: Moving Off Dead Center

March 19, 2012 Added by:Mary Shaddock Jones

The cost of implementing a compliance program will vary, however, it isn’t expensive enough to find yourself in front of the DOJ explaining why you spend money on air travel or paper clips than you do on a compliance program. Trust me, you don’t want to be in that position...

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Anonymous Hacks and Defaces FTC Websites

February 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed credit for hacking and defacing several Federal Trade commission (FTC) websites in protest of the US government's support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...

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Compliance Due Diligence Checks: Reference Interviews

February 10, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance evaluation is becoming a more common component of the employee selection and hiring process. Many companies now specifically include due diligence in compliance parlance when hiring senior managers or others who will hold high levels of authority...

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Department of Justice Misdirection on Cloud Computing

February 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The DOJ has been unequivocal that cloud users have no right to challenge government access to "non-content" information held by Cloud systems - their location, their contacts, their communications patterns and more. Lawyers call this the "third party problem"...

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