Region: Brazil

Brazil unveils new adequacy mechanism

Brazil is seeking to address issues around the transfer of data abroad, publishing a new draft law on standard contractual clauses and the granting of adequacy decisions.

18 August 2023

Meta's Threads app under scrutiny in Brazil

The Brazilian data protection authority has launched an inspection into Meta’s new social networking platform Threads over its processing of user data.

25 July 2023

EU to publish batch of adequacy assessments

The European Commission will publish assessments of all its current adequacy agreements after the summer, as negotiations continue for a new reciprocal agreement with Brazil.

20 July 2023

Brazilian regulator issues first fine

Brazil’s data protection authority has fined Telekall Infoservice for data protection failures, marking the first time the LGPD enforcer has issued a financial penalty.

07 July 2023

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

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