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“The scientific and technological revolution needs a moral revolution. This is the big challenge of our time. For this century be better, we need to do better “

(Brad Smith, Presidente da Microsoft)

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Technology experts share measures for data protection on digital platforms – Forbes magazine has published a report which advises Facebook platform to use preventive measures to avoid new data breaches by hackers. More transparent policies are on the list of items needed for cybersecurity. (Forbes, 11.13.2018)

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Brazil’s Former Attorney General highlights compliance as a fundamental item on the fight against corruption – At an event that brought together key leaders of legal departments of Brazil, Rodrigo Janot warned about the liabilities of officers and managers on compliance matters. According to him, all the companies must have a compliance program. (Migalhas, 11.09.2018)

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Authority responsible for data protection in France publishes guidance on blockchain – In order to answer questions about the compatibility of the new technology and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Commission on Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL) has published first-of-its-kind guidance for the blockchain technology. (IAPP, 11.07.2018)

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Increase whistleblowing of moral harassment in the Brazilians companies – A risk management company conducted a survey which identified the harassment as being the main complaint received in the whistleblowing channels. Numbers indicate that just over the year of 2017, 8 out of ten 10 companies had at least 1 case of harassment reported. (Canal Executivo, 11.06.2018)

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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Minister defines corruption as systemic in Brazil – In a lecture called “Corruption, Governance and Human Rights: The case of Brazil” held at the Kennedy School, Minister Luís Roberto Barroso stated that Brazil needs structural reforms to overcome corruption. (Migalhas, 11.07.2018)

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Governor-elect of Rio de Janeiro announces anti-corruption promises – “Let’s create an anti-corruption hotline and a program for integrity test of the public servant. We have a sector for outward signs of wealth. The public servant will be watched: have to explain if you are with car, house or incompatible heritage “, said Wilson Witzel, which promises yet, implement a compliance program that will be valid even for own State Chief Executive.” (Conjur, 11.04.2018)

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To Learn More
Brazilian Federal Constitution grants powers to the Federal Audit Court to inspect the financial, budgetary, accounting, operational and patrimonial of public entities, in a practical, ethical and responsible manner. However, scandals involving counselors linked to the Audit Courts are not unusual. In this sense, we recommend reading the article “The role of external control in the fight against corruption” by Julio Marcelo de Oliveira, Public Prosecutor of the Federal Audit Court. The article exposes the sensitive role of the Federal Audit Court and how to improve its performance.

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