2003 “BEATING CARTELS AT THEIR OWN GAME – SHARING INFORMATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CARTELS”

Director of National Intelligence et al (IC)
DoJ on Sharing
DoJ on Sharing

There are two important aspects to this 2003 report as this is written (11 August 2009).

1.  This is a top ten refereence for a search of <international information-sharing> which suggests that not much has happened in the last few years, which coincides with our own appreciation.

2.  The speaker lists a number of myths and discusses each briefly.  They are worth noting.

Myth I: Information Sharing In The Investigation Of Hardcore Cartels Should Be Treated Differently Than Other Financial Offenses

Myth II: Increased Information Sharing Will Lead To The Rampant, Uncontrolled Exchange Of Sensitive Confidential Business Secrets

Myth III. Strict Protections On Information Sharing Must Be Imposed Because There Is A High Risk of Misuse Or Leaks Of Shared Information

Myth IV: Unchecked Information Sharing Threatens The Continued Success Of Leniency Programs

Myth V. Business And Trade Groups Do Not Support Enhanced Cooperation Between Foreign Governments Because They Fear Vigorous And Effective Enforcement Of The Antitrust Laws