Region: Brazil

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

Personal Data Protection in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions

Featured in The Guide to Data as a Critical Asset - Edition 1

In today’s digital landscape, corporate transactions are increasingly affected by privacy and data protection issues, making it essential that purchasers and investors, sellers and corporate lawyers understand their effects on mergers and acquisitions.

08 April 2022

The Paper Trail: Data Protection Impact Assessments and Documentation

Featured in The Guide to Data as a Critical Asset - Edition 1

Data protection impact assessments help data controllers effectively show compliance with the laws in their jurisdiction, contributing to a paper trail of relevant documents crucial to safe personal data processing.

08 April 2022

Data security considerations add new wrinkle to Brazilian labour law

A Brazilian labour court has invoked the LGPD in a recent decision upholding the dismissal of an employee.

03 December 2021

One year, 1,000 cases

More than 1,000 LGPD-related cases have been filed in Brazilian courts during the first year of the nascent data protection law being in force, according to experts tracking the matter.

30 September 2021

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

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