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  • Cameras in the Workplace

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday April 10, 2008
    The other day I was interviewed by a writer for an international HR magazine on the use of cameras in the workplace. The writer was interested in the legalities of using cameras in employee locker rooms and fitting rooms in retail establishments. The...
  • Police Post Photos of Shoplifting Suspects

    By Curtis Baillie - Friday March 28, 2008
    Avondale, Arizona is posting the photos of suspected shoplifters on its website. Here's the related article by Elias C. Arnold, a reporter from AZ Central.com.  The article states, 'The photos, to be posted for about a month, name the suspects...
  • ASIS Seeking Public Comment on Preemployment Background Screening

    By Curtis Baillie - Saturday March 22, 2008
    The American Society for Industrial Security - International (ASIS) is seeking public comment on their Preemployment Background Screening guideline.  According to ASIS, The scope of the Preemployment Background Screening Guideline is to aid U.S...
  • Hannaford Update

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday March 20, 2008
    Class action lawsuits filed against Hannaford Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Hannaford Bros.  since the company announced Monday that a data breach exposed more than 4.2 million debit and credit card numbers. The lawsuits were filed...
  • Hannaford was PCI-Compliant During Data Breach

    By Curtis Baillie - Wednesday March 19, 2008
    Follow-up.... 'Hannaford Bros. was compliant with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard when a security breach exposed about 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers, according to a Hannaford official. The company has been using data...
  • Data Breach - Hannaford reports data breach involving 4.2 million accounts

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday March 18, 2008
    Hannaford Brothers  on Monday announced about 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers were exposed because of a security breach. Investigators said the breach has led to about 1,800 cases of fraud and has affected Hannaford stores in the Northeast...
  • Loss Prevention vs. the Merchant

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday March 18, 2008
    I have battled the “us against them†mentality throughout my retail loss prevention career. However, all I have to do is look at postings on the “Retail Loss Prevention/Retail Security†forum on SecurityInfoWatch.com and the...
  • NRF to Shoppers: Be Aware of Health and Beauty Products Found on Auction Websites

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday March 4, 2008
    On February 20th the National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a consumer alert warning the general public that common household items sold through some online auction sites could be stolen and possibly tainted. Read the consumer alert...
  • The “Lighter Side” of Shoplifting

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday February 26, 2008
    There was an article making the rounds last July about a "shoplifting" seagull named Sam. Here's an account of the wayward bird's flyby operations .. Russia Today . This article reminded me of the time I lived in the San Diego area and was visiting...
  • Shoplifters - Paying Civil Demand

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday February 25, 2008
      In a recent Wall Street Journal article titled, " Pay Up - Big Retail Chains Dun Mere Suspects in Theft ", Ann Zimmerman wrote about retailers and collection firms billing shoplifters for Civil Recovery fees. Read WSJ article . Dating...