If you live or do business in the United States, you're almost certainly a criminal, even if you don't know it.
Courtesy of a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Customs officials can seize and copy the contents of any laptop carried across a U.S. border.
The economics of offshore financial centres (OFCs) are shaped by classic competitive advantage. Historically, OFC banks have been more innovative, and the OFC's laws more flexible, than banks and laws in other nations.
We seem to be very conscious of e-mail security, but are often oblivious to the security of the "snail mail" we receive at our homes and offices. Recently, in our role as consultants in the due diligence arena, we were asked a series of questions relating to personal and corporate snail mail security. The answers bear repeating for a wider audience.