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“In the month of International Women’s Day, we highlight the article “8 female anti-corruption fighters who inspire us” which exposes the exceptional work of eight women who act as protagonists in fighting corruption around the world.”

(Transparency International, in 03.08.2019)

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Facebook releases a tool for the deletion of personal data In addition to allowing the deletion of personal data, the “clear history” allows users to check applications and websites that access information in the platform. (Migalhas, 02.28.2019)

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Forbes Magazine Publishes Article on Workplace Integrity The article reinforces the importance of entrepreneurs preserving integrity for ensuring and future of business. Recommended practices include maintaining personal values, transparency, and commitment to the corporate’s mission and ideals beyond the workplace. (Forbes Magazine, 02.26.2019)

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German company reaches an agreement with US authorities After an anonymous complaint, the German company Fresenius Medical Care, a manufacturer of equipment for dialysis, reaches an agreement with American authorities on investigations involving transnational bribes, violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) and other American anti-bribery laws. (Wall Street Journal, 02.25.2019)

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CARF announces the creation of Code of Ethics The Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF) will implement a code of ethics in order to guide actions of the collegiate. The code will be dedicated to aspects that are not detailed in the internal regulation or the Code of Ethics of the Public Servant. (Conjur, 02.22.2019)

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Disney and Nestlé withdraw ads from YouTube In comments, users denounce the release of videos containing content referring to the “soft-core pedophilia ring”. YouTube’s spokesperson said the platform has clear policies banning any content that exposes children to danger or encourages illegal activity. (Época Negócios, 02.20.2019)

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Silicon Valley Activists Launch Campaign to End “Unethical Technology” Fight for the Future, a non-profit digital defense group has launched an initiative to support technology workers who want to report harmful products and practices in companies. The move comes at a time when Silicon Valley’s most powerful firms are facing increasing internal and external reaction to possible damage to ethically dubious technologies and government partnerships. (The Guardian, 02.19.2019)

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Walmart faces lawsuits over gender discrimination in the US Employees and former employees have filed lawsuits against the retailer on allegations of unequal payments. According to information from the employees’ lawyer “there was a culture in Walmart that existed long before 1999 and continued, and still continues, and the circumstance that women were selected for various positions without opportunity for growth, and no opportunity for promotion” (The Guardian, 02.18.2019)

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To Know More
Nowadays, corruption is a topic that demands not only the fight against criminal networks and money laundering but also the collaboration among states for the recovery of assets. In this sense, we share the article “Challenges and advances in the prevention and fight against corruption”, published by Conjur and authored by prosecutor Regina Tamami Hirose, which highlights the importance of educational actions directed, especially, to children and teenagers, in order to guarantee effective and gradual transformation in social behavior.

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