Debate is good. Balanced arguments are woven into the foundation of democracy. They enable those with conflicting perspectives to argue rationally. So I was delighted when Alison Taylor described my post as being provocative before taking me to task on a number of the issues I raised.… Continue Reading
I spoke last Thursday with Adam S. Lee, the Special Agent in charge of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Richmond Division.
Encryption is great for users of devices and apps. It keeps personal details private, credit cards secure, and other sensitive information safe from hackers by allowing practically impenetrable communication.
But increased security for users means a reduction in transparency and ability to audit communications for governments and companies.… Continue Reading
Each year, Ethisphere recognizes 100 individuals who have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.… Continue Reading
Four foreign nationals were arraigned in federal court Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey on charges of smuggling counterfeit Sony Camcorders and Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods from China for sale in the United States.… Continue Reading
A lot of regular and new readers enjoyed Joe Murphy’s post last week about the DOJ’s view of antitrust compliance. As we and DOJ officials have said before, there’s often an intersection between illegal cartel behavior and corrupt payments.… Continue Reading
A senior executive with the sate-run China Central Television (CCTV), Guo Zhenxi, has been placed under investigation for graft.
China’s top prosecutors announced that Guo, pictured left, the director of CCTV’s finance and economics channel and concurrently advertising director, is being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes.… Continue Reading
Apple will begin publishing names of suppliers every quarter showing whether they have verified the source of the minerals they use.
The company said in its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report released Thursday it will also publish names of suppliers and audit results covering compliance with labour standards and environmental use and impact.… Continue Reading
Several former employees of Apple supplier Foxconn were charged with bribery Thursday by Taiwan prosecutors after a year-long investigation.
Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and one of Apple’s biggest suppliers.… Continue Reading
Wal-Mart is the largest retail organization on the planet. Indeed its nickname among financial analysts is “Planet Wal-Mart.” Repeatedly ranked Number One on the Fortune 500 list, Wal-Mart has more revenue than Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Pepsi – COMBINED.… Continue Reading