The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) became effective in the European Union as of January 13, 2018. These revised rules replace the first Payment Services Directive, which was previously in place from December 25, 2007.
The purpose of PSD2 is to provide stronger consumer protections when making electronic payments, especially in online purchases, promote fintech innovations in online and mobile payments as well as open banking applications, and improve the efficacy and safety of cross-border payments within the EU.
Bozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. She has captured tons of industry and media attention both in and out of Silicon Valley for her bold statements about diversity, inclusion, corporate culture, and professional development.
Below are just a few examples of the themes on which Saint John has set a striking example of ethical leadership:
This is the final entry in a series of four posts about corporate takedowns. The first post was about American Apparel. The second post was about Theranos. Last week’s post was about the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal. Today’s post will discuss Gawker.
Gawker was a blog website focused on New York City celebrity and media news and gossip. It was launched in 2002 and was a popular source of often controversial content about famous people and prominent organizations. Gawker faced first public scrutiny and later legal battles about posting videos, e-mails, and other private information that was suspected to have been improperly obtained or in violation of confidentiality or copyright interests. In 2016, the end of a protracted legal battle over one such posting led to a $140 million legal judgment against Gawker and the company’s resulting bankruptcy.
Samantha Power is an academic and author who was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017.
Power’s diplomacy is founded in her career origins as a journalist covering the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s as a war correspondent for various publications. Later, Power became a professor and then a foreign policy fellow and advisor working for Barack Obama, and was then appointed to the National Security Council before her nomination as the ambassador to the UN.
The ongoing discussion about marijuana legalization has gained great momentum and now must include vital justice considerations. As the process of decriminalizing marijuana cultivation, use, and possession gains public acceptance, the scope of the discourse must widen to include racial and social justice reforms. These issues are critical for understanding in the mixed progress of legalization, the efficacy and impact of enforcement trends, and ongoing requirements for regulatory design and social equity gains.
Cory Booker, US Senator from the state of New Jersey, is the author of the Marijuana Justice Act and has spoken repeatedly about the need for states to consider criminal justice reforms alongside medical and recreational marijuana legalization campaigns. As states legalize future marijuana possession, use, and distribution but do not consider corrective action for people with previous criminal convictions they create an unjust and unfair double standard where legalization benefits one set of citizens and does not alleviate what Senator Booker refers to as “collateral consequences” that seriously impair another set.