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FTC | Updating you on FTC privacy and data security initiatives

When it comes to consumer privacy and data security, your clients and colleagues want the word on what’s been happening at the FTC – and they want it in an accessible, to-the-point format. The agency’s 2020 Privacy and Data Security Update is ready for you to read, post, and share. Building on decades of experience in consumer privacy and data security enforcement, the FTC announced a number of notable cases in 2020. Here are a few highlights: Privacy. In addition to final court...

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‘Ask Lena & Lisa’: Invitation to Participate

A call to action to our members! The EACCNY has launched a new "Advice Column" to tackle questions surrounding cultural leadership and communication skills. Do you have any questions that need answering? Please send your questions on communication to Lisa Patti, and your cross-cultural leadership questions to Lena Beck Roervig. See more details below. Concept, Goals & Process: Leadership advice column with a focus on intercultural leadership & communication skills. Cultural differences can be both obvious or subtle, however, both cross-cultural leadership skills...

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Global leaders adopt agenda to overcome COVID-19 crisis and avoid future pandemics

Leaders of the G20 committed today to a series of actions to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 crisis everywhere and better prepare for future pandemics, at a summit co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, as G20 chair. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “This very first G20 summit on health marks the beginning of a new chapter in global health policy. World leaders strongly committed to multilateralism and global cooperation in health. This means,...

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COVID-19: Coreper endorses political agreement on the EU digital COVID certificate to facilitate free movement

The Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) today gave its unanimous support to the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on 20 May on the EU digital COVID certificate. The aim is to facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. The certificate, which will be in use by 1 July, will be available in digital and paper...

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Eurogroup, 21 May 2021 Main Results

The Eurogroup discussed macroeconomic and fiscal developments in the euro area and looked into the functioning of adjustment mechanisms. Ministers also adopted the Eurogroup work programme for the second half of 2021 and heard the reports from the chairs of the ECB Supervisory Board and of the Single Resolution Board. Exchange of views on macroeconomic and fiscal developments The Eurogroup exchanged views with the chair of the ECON committee of the European Parliament, Ms Irene Tinagli, on the macroeconomic and fiscal...

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IMF | A Proposal to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many countries have stepped up in the global fight against the pandemic, as have institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, Gavi (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), the African Union, and others. Yet, more than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, new cases worldwide are higher than ever. Urgent action is needed to arrest the rising human toll and economic strain. 'Ending the pandemic is a solvable problem but requires further coordinated global action.' As the IMF...

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OECD | How has the OECD been supporting developing countries in the time of COVID-19?

The OECD released a new report today – Tax Co-operation for Development: Progress report in the COVID-19 era – looking back on the past year showing how developing countries have interacted with the OECD on a range of tax policy and administration issues. These include participating in the development and implementation of inclusive international standards; country-level capacity building programmes delivered through a variety of platforms and modalities; guidance and data developed and analysed by world-class experts on tax policy and administration;...

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IMF | Checking the Receipts from Pandemic-Related Spending

Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support the effectiveness of these efforts, it is important that such spending be subject to adequate transparency and accountability. 'The IMF presses for better governance through greater transparency.' To this end, the IMF has called for ensuring transparency and accountability in pandemic-related spending, so that the money and measures help the people who need it most, using...

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ECB Speech | At the edge of tomorrow: preparing the future of European retail payments

Introductory remarks by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the 14th Payment Forum of Suomen Pankki − Finlands Bank, Helsinki, 19 May 2021 | Thank you for inviting me to speak at this fourteenth edition of the Payments Forum organised by Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank. Finland is often seen as a forerunner in the development of retail payments, certainly when it comes to digitalisation and its effects. And I am pleased that despite the...

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Future-proof taxation – EU Commission proposes new, ambitious business tax agenda

The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure adequate public revenues over the coming years. It aims to create an equitable and stable business environment, which can boost sustainable and job-rich growth in the EU and increase our open strategic...

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