Privacy


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. requests comments on a proposed rule it issued in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the National Credit Union Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission ( www.sec.gov/rules/concept/34-48966.htm ). Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, financial institutions must give customers written notice of their privacy policies and practices, including information on how to request that personal information not be shared with other organizations or individuals. The proposed rule’s purpose is to simplify—without unnecessarily burdening banks—the language in such notices so that customers will be better able to understand and to manage the ways these organizations use confidential data. Comments are due March 29.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.