On the afternoon of July 8th, a webinar was held with the topic ‘‘Transparency in Emergency Contracts”, led by Guilherme France, research coordinator at Transparency International's Anti-Corruption Knowledge Center – Brazil, Alexandre Dalmasso and Ana Luisa Calil, attorneys at law at Licks Attorneys.
Lots of people are unaware that e-mails already existed when companies still used the electric typewriter. The first email, which is known, was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlison. And the first email address created is also his: tomlison @ bbn-tenexa.
Compliance investigations have increased exponentially, since compliance programs were consolidated in companies globally.
To reflect on what can make good people do bad things, I will mention two real cases, which occurred during my career.
In May 2020, the Federal Court of Auditors - TCU, in partnership with the international non-governmental organization Transparency International marked a point in favor of tackling corruption and legal certainty for the federal, state and municipal public managers, by launching a booklet called “Recommendations for Transparency of Emergency Contracts in Response to COVID-19“. The booklet guides those professionals, in face of Act 13,979 / 2020, to adopt accurate and licit practices in the management of public resources in the pandemic scenario.
On the afternoon of May 28th, a webinar was held with the topic ‘Health Fraud! How does the US government combat this problem’, led by Alexandre Dalmasso, partner and responsible for the Ethics and Compliance Practice Group.
Currently, according to the UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, here is the current scenario regarding the regulation of Data Protection and Privacy in the World:
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued on May 4, 2020 the Guide 05/2020 with rules applicable to the consent of the personal data, under the Data Protection Law, in force at the European Union - GDPR (General Data Protection Resolution).
The gap between the issuance date of a law and the effective date is called vacatio legis. The reason, in general, for a law not to enter into force on the date of its publication is because the legislator wishes to provide society with time enough to become aware and prepared to respect its content.
The compliance officer is briefly the facilitator in consolidating a culture of compliance within the organization, and should be the first to set an example, with respect to behaviors and attitudes when interacting with internal and external clients.