EU takes global privacy lead with GDPR | Mexico reportedly makes offer in NAFTA negotiations | Saudi official: Talks ongoing about increasing oil supply
May 25, 2018
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+
SmartBrief for CFOs
Business Finance Today
EU takes global privacy lead with GDPR
The world's most stringent digital data privacy law came into effect today with the implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, and Japan, South Korea and Brazil are preparing to follow suit, writes Adam Satariano. Facebook and Google have invested heavily in preparing for GDPR and are also facing further crackdowns on their power in the EU with Brussels and member countries paving the way for tougher tax rules and antitrust legislation, he writes.
The Drum (Scotland) (5/25),  Digiday (5/25),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (5/24) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Your Bottom Line
Corporations look to beat the new tax law
Companies are scouring the new tax law for optimal strategies, with one focus being the base erosion and anti-abuse tax and its interaction with cost of goods sold. "The COGS loophole for BEAT is a straightforward gimmick, but I am unsure how or whether the IRS will stop it," said Steven Rosenthal of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
Reuters (5/25) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
In the C-Suite
Asking the right questions leads to improvement
Former Dollar General CEO Cal Turner Jr. learned how to ask questions of his employees that resulted in valuable insight. "The boss needs the reputation of seeking the actionable truth, not what you think the boss should want to hear," he said.
Chief Executive online (5/22) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Sponsored Offers
Featured offer from
Limited Time Offer: 100,000 Points
Does your business need a new credit card? Right now, for a limited time, one of the top business credit cards is offering its highest welcome offer ever: 100,000 points. Learn more and compare card offers.
Click here to learn more about Featured Content
On the Move
Clare Pettitt named interim group CFO at Dixons Carphone
Pettitt was group financial controller and will be interim group CFO until Jonny Mason becomes CFO.
London South East/Alliance News (5/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Off the Charts
Crickets, beetles, wallabies worm their way into people's hearts
Crickets, beetles, wallabies worm their way into people's hearts
(Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)
Birds, reptiles and beetles are popular pets in Japan; people in Australia adopt sick, injured or orphaned wallabies; and crickets are among popular pocket pets in China. Dogs and cats are still the most popular pets worldwide, but rabbits are gaining ground.
CNN (5/24) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Editor's Note
SmartBrief Privacy Policy
SmartBrief has updated its Privacy and Cookie Policy. Here are the key things for you to note: Our Privacy and Cookie Policy has been rewritten to make it easier to understand and to address new EU requirements. The policy outlines how we collect, use, share and protect your personal data. It also includes details on how you can make choices about your information and the measures we've put in place to keep your information secure. We encourage you to review our new policy at
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
SmartBrief will not publish Monday
In observance of Memorial Day in the US, SmartBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet, perhaps, as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.
Jonathan Swift,
writer and cleric
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Sign Up
SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
Subscriber Tools:
Contact Us:
Advertising  -  Abiy Bekele
P: 919.931.5915
Editor  -  Jim Berard
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2018 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy Policy (updated May 25, 2018) |  Legal Information