Region: Brazil

LGPD enforcer Miriam Wimmer talks WhatsApp, independence and more

Penalties for Brazil’s LGPD went into force last month. GDR interviewed one of the members of the country’s nascent data protection authority (ANPD), Miriam Wimmer, about the progress her agency has been making in recent months.

17 September 2021

Brazilian pharmacy chain fined over consent failures

A consumer protection regulator has fined a Brazilian pharmacy chain after finding it breached the LGPD by processing personal data without gathering adequate consent.

20 July 2021

Brazilian DPA joins Facebook/WhatsApp debate in first major move

In its first major public action, Brazil’s nascent data protection authority has joined several other jurisdictions around the world to pressure Facebook about its planned privacy changes with WhatsApp.

28 May 2021

Brazilian pulp award leads to hacking challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar arbitration over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration was tainted by hacking.

13 April 2021

Brazil’s consumer and data protection authorities ink cooperation agreement

A deal between Brazil’s data watchdog and its consumer protection agency should provide more clarity to the private sector.

31 March 2021

Brazilian data protection authority taking shape

Brazil’s nascent data watchdog has released its internal procedure rules, clarifying how the country’s young data protection law will be enforced in practice.

30 March 2021

Facebook wins landmark Brazilian internet privacy case

In a case that sets precedent for future privacy disputes, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Facebook is not required to disclose information about users who shared a defamatory post on the social media platform.

11 March 2021

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

Brazil right to be forgotten decision may not affect data disputes

Brazil’s highest federal court gained attention from the international privacy community earlier this month when it deemed the right to be forgotten as unconstitutional – but some observers say the ruling will not have much of an effect on big data cases.

26 February 2021

Brazilian supreme court axes right to be forgotten

Brazil’s federal supreme court has deemed the right to be forgotten as unconstitutional, in a ruling that will have huge implications for big data and modern technology.

12 February 2021

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