I found some interesting photos of a big FATCA compliance conference in Europe where as Steve Mopsick says all the best and brightest were sharpening their steakknives. However, apparently there was a “special” guest in the form of Member of European of Parliament Sophia In’t Veld a noted privacy rights activist in Europe(more like privacy rights pitbull). Now I have no idea what was discussed by any of the participants including Ms. In’t Veld however, in my opinion the pictures told a 1000 words. I will also acknowledge that I have direct knowledge of Ms In’t Veld’s concerns on FATCA and she could emmerge to be the EU’s Elizabeth May on this issue. Take a look at the pictures though:
Notice the physical distance between Ms. In’t Veld(with the curly hair to the left) and the three best and brightest FATCA compliance consulants to the right. Also note the male FCC consulant is not making eye contact despite the fact Ms. In’t Veld is trying to talk towards him.
Now you might say well this is just one angle. Well here is another.
There is definately a gap.
And notice when she is sitting it is to the side and at an angle and away from all the FCC consultants.