Democracy

Latest news - Next DROI meeting - Monday 6 September 2021 - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 12:34am

The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities.

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  • The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities.
  • Core activities are maintained to ensure the smooth running of the institution's legislative, budgetary, and scrutiny functions, as well as matters in the field of human rights and democracy.
  • The meetings allow for remote participation in a virtual environment.
  • The next meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights will take place on Monday 6 September, from 13.45-16.15 and 16.45-18.45 (with remote participation via Spinelli 3G3).

What’s next for the Accountability Framework?

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:00pm

So, when we launched the Accountability Framework, we knew that listening to and working with data protection professionals was going to be the key to success.

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  • So, when we launched the Accountability Framework, we knew that listening to and working with data protection professionals was going to be the key to success.
  • We wanted to create something all data protection professionals could use to assess the effectiveness of the accountability measures they have in place and understand where they need to improve.
  • Just as accountability practices always need to be reviewed and evolve so will the Framework.
  • Next steps for the Framework include adding case studies to illustrate the innovative ways organisations can demonstrate their accountability.

New Studies: Trust in Elections Shaken By 2020; Huge Gap Between Democrats and Republicans On Confidence in Election Results; Trump Voters Most Likely to Believe Election Was Stolen Tend to Hold Most Conservative Views

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Was 2020 different in significant ways, and does that raise serious concerns about the health of our democracy?

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  • Was 2020 different in significant ways, and does that raise serious concerns about the health of our democracy?
  • Today, the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group releases two reports that shed light on these crucial questions.
  • Free and fair elections are a cornerstone of our democracy, but its also important that the public trusts the results of those elections.
  • Unfortunately, the 2020 election cycle and actions of former President Trump have shaken that trust, Voter Study Group Research Director Robert Griffin said.

Democracy Forward Names Skye Perryman, JD as its New President and Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Democracy Forward announced today that it has named prominent advocate and lawyer Skye Perryman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Democracy Forward announced today that it has named prominent advocate and lawyer Skye Perryman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • The move is a return to Democracy Forward for Perryman, who was a founding litigator of the organization in 2017.
  • Democracy Forward was founded in 2017 to combat corruption in executive branch policy making and to fight vigorously in court on behalf of those harmed.
  • Democracy Forward is expanding its work, building on its success to confront unlawful threats to democracy and social progress.

New Role Monitoring Software helps Comply with Role Assurance Regimes

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 9:11am

MCO (MyComplianceOffice) announces the launch of Role Monitoring and Assurance (RMA) , the latest addition to its award-winning Know Your Employee suite.

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  • MCO (MyComplianceOffice) announces the launch of Role Monitoring and Assurance (RMA) , the latest addition to its award-winning Know Your Employee suite.
  • RMA allows firms to capture relevant employee functions, responsibilities, and activities in compliance with role assurance regimes.
  • Role assurance regimes and regulatory guidelines on individual accountability are part of a global trend to support a change in culture, and they apply to senior executive management and directors subject to regulatory approval.
  • RMA supports financial firms by making it easier for them to comply with SMCR (Senior Managers and Certification Regime) in the UK, IAC guidelines (Individual Accountability and Conduct) in Singapore, among other individual accountability regimes and role assurance regulations.

Open Society Names Mary Fitzgerald to Lead Information Democracy Work

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 9:03pm

New York, June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Society Foundations today announced that Mary Fitzgerald will assume the newly created role, director, Information Democracy.

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  • New York, June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Society Foundations today announced that Mary Fitzgerald will assume the newly created role, director, Information Democracy.
  • She will lead the organizations work to advance open society values at the intersection of journalism, technology, political accountability, and free expression.
  • Her unusual blend of experienceas a newsroom leader, a journalist, and an international rights advocateputs her in a strong position to help us expand our work on information democracy.
  • I look forward to leading the organizations information democracy work at a time when ambitious investment in supporting digital rights and the work of independent journalists is desperately needed, said Fitzgerald.

Highlights - Citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making - Vote on 15 June 2021 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:03pm

AFCO Members will vote on the this draft report which looks at ways to give citizens a more meaningful say in EU decision-making. It suggests developing permanent participatory mechanisms, in order to allow for a regular and effective involvement of citizens in the decision-making process.

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AFCO Members will vote on the this draft report which looks at ways to give citizens a more meaningful say in EU decision-making. It suggests developing permanent participatory mechanisms, in order to allow for a regular and effective involvement of citizens in the decision-making process.

Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Dynacor Shareholders Vote for All Proposed Resolutions at the Upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

The Meeting will take place 1, Place Ville Marie, 40th Floor, Montral, Qubec, H3B 4M4 and via live webcast at https://lavery.zoom.us/j/62888814122 .

Key Points: 
  • The Meeting will take place 1, Place Ville Marie, 40th Floor, Montral, Qubec, H3B 4M4 and via live webcast at https://lavery.zoom.us/j/62888814122 .
  • The Corporation strongly encourages shareholders to vote by proxy in advance of the Meeting and not to attend in person.
  • The Board of Directors recommends that shareholders vote FOR all of the proposed resolutions.
  • Please submit your vote well in advance of the proxy voting deadline at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on June 15, 2021.

TUI AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:03pm

In case of proxy voting according to Sec.

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  • In case of proxy voting according to Sec.
  • 34 para.
  • 3 WpHG
    (only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec.
  • 34 para.

TUI AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:01am

In case of proxy voting according to Sec.

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  • In case of proxy voting according to Sec.
  • 34 para.
  • 3 WpHG
    (only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec.
  • 34 para.