May 26-27, 2008 - Richard N. Billington, Q.C. to speak at National Fraud Conference

Rick Billington will address the topic of “Protecting your Corporate Identity” at the annual conference of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada in Toronto.

The conference theme is “The Many Faces of Fraud”. In a nightmare scenario, a rogue employee steals confidential information that is critical to your company, including sensitive personal information about your customers. He then uses it to attempt to extort the company, and when the extortion fails, starts to spread the information to a variety of people, alleging that it supports proof of wrongdoing by your corporation. The police and regulators who oversee your industry prove to be incapable of responding to the threat, yet action is needed. This will be the tale of one company that successfully fought back … fought back against regulatory indifference, against groundless smears, and against adversaries who thought they could use the internet to hide their actions and put themselves above the law.

Rick Billington relates the now public circumstances behind a case involving the use of civil judicial remedies to seize computer data, to counter-attack against identity theft, to fine and jail wrongdoers for civil contempt, and to recover the critical information of a business that found itself alone in the fight to protect both its customers and its own critical information.