Region: Brazil

Catching up on cookies: regulatory guidance outside the EU

Morrison Foerster partner Alja Poler De Zwart and of counsel Marijn Storm compare key cookie regulation concepts in EU and non-EU countries.

05 June 2023

“Retroactive” LGPD fines spark debate in Brazil

A government official has slammed Brazil’s data watchdog for exceeding its regulatory power by planning to “retroactively” apply certain LGPD fines – foreshadowing possible legal challenges to the regulator’s first penalties under the data law.

17 April 2023

Meta ordered to pay €731 million LGPD damages

A Brazilian court has ordered Meta to pay more than 4 billion reais following a 2021 data leak.

29 March 2023

Senior Brazilian court confirms non-material damages proof burden

Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed that non-material damages following personal data leaks must be proven for compensation, a decision expected to reduce the number of data breach lawsuits.

20 March 2023

ANPD poised to start issuing LGPD fines

Brazil’s first fines under its new data protection law are expected soon after regulations for calculating and issuing penalties were approved.

07 March 2023

First impressions of Brazil's new data law in action

A new analysis of the Brazilian judiciary’s application of the county’s new data protection rules has found that courts have not opened the floodgates for non-material damages.

23 February 2023

Brazil’s AI commission presents report to senate

A commission tasked with drafting Brazil’s artificial intelligence regulations has concluded its proposal, which outlines a risk-based approach, the creation of an authority with enforcement powers, and a range of rights for individuals affected by AI systems.

14 December 2022

Brazil privacy community mourns architect of the LGPD

Danilo Doneda, a leading privacy lawyer and one of the guiding hands behind Brazil’s data protection law, has died aged 52.

08 December 2022

Brazil hardens stance on cookie regulations

Brazil’s data regulator has brought the country closer to European cookie standards, but has appeared not to completely rule out the use of legitimate interest for non-essential cookies.

24 October 2022

Brazil fines Meta €1.3m over Cambridge Analytica

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has ordered Meta to pay a fine for illegally sharing Brazilian user data with the British data analytics firm, after a previous penalty of the same amount was overturned during proceedings.

25 August 2022

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