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Combined Terror Watch List U.S. law-enforcement authorities and
government officials worldwide now can access an FBI computer database
with more than 200,000 names of terror suspects and their associates.
The Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) is a consolidation of identities
of domestic and international terror suspects from databases formerly
maintained by the Justice, State, Defense and Homeland Security
departments that was created as a bridge between the intelligence
and law-enforcement communities to facilitate real-time information
sharing. "We have been given the authority to be partners with
federal, state and local authorities in the sharing of information
about terrorism," TSC Director Donna A. Bucella said during
a briefing this week at FBI headquarters. "Now there's one
watch list to which there is ready access to the most thorough,
accurate and current information to respond quickly to known or
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Growth this Year: The Possible Dream
As a background checking company, you should be growing at a real
nice pace. A 10% growth rate in a lot of industries would be praised,
but in our industry this is failure. Is 25% or more growth really
within the realm of the possible if you are only a $1,000,000
sales company. The recent KPMG study of the background screening
industry stated that 50% of companies were looking at sales increases
in the 10-25% range and 39% felt they would grow by more than
25%. Seem impossible?
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Circuit: Data destruction may have violated computer hacker law
Under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), an employer
can sue a former employee who, after he quit, installs and operates
a computer program to delete company data on his company-assigned
laptop, the 7th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The case involved International
Airport Centers LLC (IAC) filing a complaint alleging that an
employee that decided to quit his job and go into business for
himself loaded onto his company issued laptop a secure erasure
program that would prevent the recovery of any data he deleted;
he also deleted all of the company data on the computer, as well
as other data that would have shown that he engaged in improper
conduct while working for the company. After getting the laptop
back and learning of the employee’s apparent data destruction,
the firm filed a lawsuit against him in federal district court.
It alleged that the employee’s conduct violated the CFAA,
and that it was entitled to at least statutory damages as a result.
and Data Security Bill Passes In House
On the heels of reports of high-profile breaches of individual
data information, the House Financial Services Committee approved
a bill last week aimed at protecting consumers from identity theft
and credit-card fraud. The bill, H.R. 3997, stipulates requirements
for companies to investigate breaches and notify law enforcement
and consumers. With respect to one of the more controversial provisions
of the bill, it would also set a national standard for data security
that preempts state laws—a position strongly promoted by
the financial industry.
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or Be Governed: How CRA's Can Secure Personally Identifiable Information
By Dave Malmstedt, CEO, Vincera, Inc.
The House of Representatives recently passed a Data Breach and
Security bill aimed at regulating the beleaguered consumer report
industries after 2005 which is being referred to ‘as the
year of the information breach.’ The governmental appears
to be determine to implement HIPAA-type legislation for Consumer
Reporting Agencies (CRA's), placing the legal responsibility for
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) security squarely on
the shoulders of information aggregators and providers. Under
the new laws, even data obtained from public record sources will
likely be required to be secured from illicit use, theft, and
tampering during data transfer and storage. This article details
what you can do by using available tools to implement appropriate
controls to secure the integrity of the PII you must transmit
and to minimize the risk to your business.
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Privacy Expert Warns Businesses: ''Failure to Confront
Reality'' of Consumer Fears is Risky
The quest to capture, store and analyze massive amounts of consumer
information offers tremendous opportunities to serve consumers
and grow profits, but cavalier or inappropriate uses of the data
can jeopardize the very future of a business. "We live in
a time of growing concern over how information about consumers
is collected, used and protected," Acxiom® Corp. Chief
Privacy Officer Jennifer Barrett said. "Failure to confront
that reality will put your brand and profits at risk." The
privacy expert said failure to follow good data management practices
has not only hurt the reputation of many businesses, it has sparked
consumers' fears and prompted calls for more regulation.For More
Information go to: http://www.securitydealernetwork.com/stevens/secdelpub.nsf/
How businesses can protect computer data
The irreplaceable jewels of most businesses these days are not
equipment and inventory, but information. And too many small businesses
aren't adequately protecting those jewels against the epidemic
of identity and information theft, said Ron Williams, chief executive
of Talon Executive Services. Consider:
- The security of computerized personal data
of 56.2 million people was compromised in 2005.
- Federal law holds employers liable for loss
or theft of employee information. Federal fines can be $2,500
- Fifty-one percent of identity thefts are done
by employees or contractors inside a company.
Companies can take protective action without spending
a lot of money to prevent the theft of proprietary information,
trade secrets and personal data, say Williams and Todd Stefan,
president of Talon Cyber Tec LLC, a related company to Talon Executive
Services specializing in computer security. They have plenty of
experience. Williams' 22 years with the Secret Service included
a stint in the credit-card and identity-theft section. Stefan
is a pioneer in information security used by many large corporations.
Here are easy, inexpensive steps they say even small firms can
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number of companies to promote their business (exclusively
available to Platinum members). We will feature your logo
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Zoominfo Launchs Passive Candidate Marketing Platform
Information, Inc., has accelerated and simplified the process
of targeting, communicating with and qualifying potential
candidates. ZoomInfo’s flagship product PowerSearch
can now be purchased with JobCast (www.zoominfo.com/jobcast),
an integrated email and campaign management platform. Unlike
traditional job boards that often deliver heaps of unqualified
resumes, JobCast automates the candidate targeting process
by giving recruiters the power to select exact matches from
over 29 million business professionals and allowing potential
candidates to self-select and pre-qualify themselves for
specific positions. JobCast additionally has an automated
referral mechanism to help recruiters tap into external
referral networks and fill pipelines for future openings.
Taleo Verify™ Announces Integrated identify
Taleo Corporation the leading provider of talent management
solutions, today announced Taleo Verify™ a comprehensive
background checking and identity verification solution for
pre-employment and routine employee screening. Taleo Verify
is completely integrated with Taleo Enterprise, the company'stalent
management solution that helps large enterprises assess,
acquire, develop and align their workforce for improved
business performance. With seamless integration, customers
can easily conduct a background check or screening directly
within the Taleo solution. Results are incorporated directly
into a candidate or employee profile, further streamlining
the hiring and screening process
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India is growing
fast. China is growing faster. Together they will account for
more than a quarter of world GNP by 2025. Two recent data snapshots
illustrate that puzzle, one concerning the job market and the
other measuring the confidence of business leaders in the two
countries. Worldwide, two out of five employers are having difficulty
filing positions, according to a 23-country survey released by
employment services firm Manpower this week. In India, only one
in seven bosses reports such problems. In China, however, one
in four employers reports difficulty in finding staff, with production
operators in shortest supply--in contrast to India, where sales
reps are the labor market's hot commodity. Regardless of the ease
of finding staff both of these remain strong for employment prospects.
For More Information: http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/feb/24forbes.htm
Protection for Canadian Employers
tragic events of September 11, 2001, and their offspring, "the
war on terror," have raised our security sensitivity to unprecedented
heights, the business world is still not paying sufficient attention
to matters of security at various levels, one of the most porous
being in hiring practices. As companies install video cameras,
erect fences and spend millions on secure access systems, it is
equally important to be armed and prepared for a few unscrupulous
people, these scoundrels who tend to show up for the interview
dressed in sheep's clothing, making great noises with forked tongues
of silver. And aren't they also very quiet and unassuming? It's
difficult to know who they are, so mitigating risk in the recruitment,
selection and assessment process extends to one obvious critical
and often overlooked component: professional background due diligence.
We're talking, in other words, about: selection protection. The
advent of privacy legislation at federal and provincial levels
is a golden opportunity for companies to review and implement
sound professional background due diligence policies and procedures
for candidates under consideration for employment. This is essential
from lower levels right up to the executive suite. Organizations
are, of course, legal entities that owners and directors have
a fiduciary responsibility and obligation to protect. With the
rising interest in, and insistence upon corporate governance these
days, sound professional background due diligence is doubly important.
is available to Premier, Corporate and Student Members
Tightens School Vetting Procedures
who fail to check the background of staff working with children
will face a fine of up to £5,000 as part of tough new vetting
procedures announced yesterday. Education Secretary Ruth Kelly
published the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill after a furious
row earlier this year over how some registered sex offenders had
been granted dispensation to teach in British schools. Under the
new rules, employers will be committing an offence if they employ
people to work with children and vulnerable adults without checking
their background. In the most serious case, any employer found
guilty of appointing someone who they knew to be barred could
face five years in prison. As part of the vetting process, employers
will have access to a new online database which holds the names
of adults who have been convicted or cautioned for sex offences.
Parents will also be able to check the background of private tutors,
nannies and care workers. All decisions on barring will be made
by an independent body and not by ministers, as was previously
the case. People placed on the list will have the right to appeal.
information go to: http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=74980&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20
EU Countries To Open Doors To East European Workers
Finland became the fourth member of the “old” European
Union to throw open its doors to workers from the newest EU countries.
Beginning May 1, 2006, Finland will permit workers from the ten
countries that joined the EU in 2004 (Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and
Slovenia, collectively known as the EU10) to seek employment without
obtaining a work permit. Instead, new arrivals will simply be
required to register with the Finnish government. EU observers
expect Spain and Portugal to soon follow suit, with the Netherlands
and Greece also considering the idea.
information go to: http://www.shrm.org/global/library_published/subject/nonIC/CMS_016102.asp
U.S. firms recruit foreign workers, SHRM finds
worldwide talent shortage is leading a growing number of U.S.
employers to recruit skilled workers from overseas and is setting
the stage for a tough political battle as Congress considers ways
to alter immigration policies. More than one-quarter of the respondents
to SHRM 2006 Access to Human Capital and Employment Verification
Survey released March 13 by the Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM) at its Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington
reported that their organizations recruit skilled workers from
outside the United States. They said that one of their primary
reasons was the lack of candidates in the United States who possess
the education, competencies or skills to perform the jobs they
have vacant. The 489 human resource professionals who responded
to the cited overall professionalism, analytical skills, business
knowledge and written and verbal communication as the skills most
desired, but also the most lacking among today’s job candidates.
More than 25 percent of the HR professionals said they believed
that there is also a shortage of qualified candidates for jobs
that require skills in science, engineering and mathematics.
information go to: http://www.shrm.org/hrnews_published/archives/CMS_016186.asp#P-8_0
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Your Company Information Directly to Decision Makers in Europe
We are creating
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Screening firm’s to be distributing in Nice, France at the
ASIS International European Annual Conference and Business Forum’s
International ‘s Employment Vetting Conference in Copenhagen,
Denmark. This is a great opportunity to have your company information
put directly in the hands of decision makers in Europe and the
here for more information, SPECIAL ALERT – We have
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- Business Forum’s International ‘s Employment Vetting
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20006 Annual Employment Management Association Conference &
Exposition, March 30-April 1, 2006, Manchester Grand
Hyatt, San Diego, CA – see www.shrm.org/conferences/ema/expo.asp
2006 Annual NAPBS Conference, April 2-5, 2006, Doubletree
Nashville, Nashville, TN – see http://www.napbs.com/calendar/calendar.htm
Business Forums International’s 2nd Annual European
Pre-Employment Vetting & Screening Conference -16 June 2006
– Copenhagen, www.bfi.co.uk
In this chilling narrative, award-winning Washington Post reporter
Robert O'Harrow uncovers the frightening new alliance between government
and business - the security-industrial complex. For years private
companies have gathered all kinds of information about consumers
and sold it for profit. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, they have
sold it to the government. In return they have received vastly expanded
resources and freedom from legal restraint. Every aspect of our
lives is now recorded and tracked. For us there is literally No
Place to Hide.
Book: Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 368 pages | ISBN
0141024836 | 06 Apr 2006 | Penguin
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