Region: Brazil

Microsoft settles Brazil consent investigation

Microsoft has agreed to more transparent consent policies in a settlement with the São Paulo prosecutor’s office – ending a two year legal battle over the company’s compliance with Brazilian law.

10 July 2020

Brazil senate passes controversial 'fake news' bill

Brazil’s senate has passed a bill intended to combat fake news despite the objections of privacy advocates, sending the legislation to the country’s house of representatives.

02 July 2020

Brazil senate to vote on ‘fake news’ bill

Controversial biometric data collection measures have been removed from a Brazilian bill intended to combat fake news, but privacy advocates and legal experts still have concerns about legislation they say would violate civil liberties.

29 June 2020

LGPD sanctions postponed until August 2021

Brazilian coronavirus relief legislation has gone into effect, postponing the penalties for violations of the landmark LGPD until August 2021.

12 June 2020

Brazilian company under investigation for selling sensitive data

Brazilian prosecutors are investigating a company’s alleged sale of sensitive personal information of the country’s residents.

28 May 2020

Brazil’s LGPD could come into force on schedule after late-night vote

In another surprise turn of events, Brazil’s senate has amended its coronavirus relief package to have the country’s omnibus data privacy law come into force as originally scheduled.

20 May 2020

Brazilian House of Representatives votes to delay LGPD

Brazil’s lower house has voted to delay the LGPD – the latest move in a series of twists and turns that could see the data protection law postponed until August 2021.

18 May 2020

Brazilian court declares data protection a fundamental right in landmark decision

Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has struck down a government order forcing telecommunications companies to provide access to user information, declaring in the process that data protection is a fundamental right.

11 May 2020

Covid-19: Brazil’s top prosecutor defends telecoms data collection scheme

With Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court set to decide the lawfulness of a government order for telecoms companies to provide information on up to 226 million residents, the country’s attorney general has issued an opinion arguing that government’s scheme is constitutional given the circumstances presented by the covid-19 pandemic.

04 May 2020

Bolsonaro orders postponement of Brazil’s data protection law

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has issued a provisional measure that delays the enforcement of the country’s new general data protection law until May 2021.

30 April 2020

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