Region: Brazil

First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers

The first attempt to enforce Brazil’s sweeping new data protection legislation has stalled – but observers say the case may demonstrate how the law is likely to play out in practice.

23 September 2020

Companies still not ready for LGPD

Brazil’s LGPD will go into effect tomorrow, but attorneys working with the data protection law say a large majority of Brazilian companies are not fully compliant.

17 September 2020

LGPD boosts litigation risk

LGPD regulatory investigations are still some way away, but the legislation's private right of action means companies are already in the firing line.

17 September 2020

Survey: Latin American companies skimping on cybersecurity

A survey of Latin American in-house lawyers carried out by GDR sister publication the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity.

09 September 2020

LGPD will kick in within 15 working days

The months-long saga of when LGPD will come into force has concluded, with Brazil’s Senate declining to postpone the law and Brazil’s government issuing a decree that paves the way for the establishment of a data protection authority.

27 August 2020

LGPD’s start date to be decided today

Brazil’s Senate has until the end of today to decide whether the LGPD should go into effect now or at the end of the year.

26 August 2020

LGPD deadline looms

Brazil’s congress has until 26 August to vote on a presidential executive order that would to postpone the country’s data privacy law until May 2021.

10 August 2020

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

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