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Tag Archives: Fraud

Security Trumps Privacy

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This post was submitted by Lawson Lundell guest author Euan Sinclair, Director, Knowledge Management. The titanic legal battle over the soul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act took a new twist recently, when the Supreme Court of Canada refused the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner’s application for leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal’s… Continue Reading

A Cautionary Tale for Front Line Bank Employees?

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A common fraud perpetrated on financial institutions is the deposit of counterfeit cheques.  The account holder distances themselves from the fraud by portraying the payment as one they thought was part of a legitimate transaction.  The funds are often withdrawn or transferred before the cheque is returned as counterfeit, usually within a matter of days. … Continue Reading

The Red Carding of Mohammed Bin Hammam

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On July 23rd, ex-Fifa presidential candidate, Mohammad Bin Hammam (“MBH”) was banned from football related activity for life.  He is the most senior official to be banned by Fifa in its 107 year history.  For the uninitiated, Fifa is the governing global body for the sport of soccer.  A brief factoid:  Fifa has more members… Continue Reading

But I spent the money already!

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There is a card in Monopoly that reads “Bank error in your favour” and which entitles you to keep the $200 wrongly credited to your account.   Banks can make errors.  Banks are also frequently the victims of fraud.  The result of this is often that a lucky customer’s account suddenly has a much larger balance. … Continue Reading

Privacy vs. Security in Alberta

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This post was submitted by Lawson Lundell guest author Euan Sinclair, Director, Knowledge Management. In the absence of a national identity card, many Canadians are routinely required to use their driving licences to prove their identity in the course of business, commerce or travel. But when is it lawful for organizations to record information from the… Continue Reading

k.d. lang Brings Home the Bacon – Artist Wins Lawsuit Against Former Manager

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In an intersection of law and Canadian pop-culture, k.d. lang successfully defended her California judgment against her ex-manager, Annabel Lapp.  Lapp, a Canadian resident, had been k.d.’s manager for 16 years prior to November 2005.  Matters became nasty when k.d. sued Lapp in California for fraudulently handling her finances.  k.d. effectively obtained a default judgment… Continue Reading

Are the acts of the Employee those of its Employer?

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You just discovered that one of your company’s directors or a senior employee has been engaging in a fraud.  One of the first things I get asked in situations like this is whether the conduct of the employee/director will be treated as the conduct of the company generally.  Can the company distance itself from its… Continue Reading