Region: Brazil

Brazil’s fledgling DPA reveals priorities

The Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s agenda is welcome news for observers who feared that the board’s heavily military background would skew enforcement priorities.

05 February 2021

IP association: lack of data protection hinders drug development

Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.

29 January 2021

Experian blocked from selling Brazilian data

A Brazilian court has found that Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary violated the LGPD by selling personal data without obtaining consent.

25 November 2020

Judge places injunction on data broker in LGPD enforcement case

A Brazilian judge has placed an injunction on what prosecutors say is a data broker operating outside the law, freezing its website and preventing it from collecting or selling more personal information as the case proceeds.

28 October 2020

Bolsonaro finally appoints DPA directors, but privacy advocates voice concerns

Brazil’s government has finally appointed decision-makers at its Data Protection Authority – but observers say the military-laden board, which has little experience with data privacy, might not properly enforce the LGPD.

20 October 2020

Brazil regulator settles with bank over fintech data abuse

Bradesco, one of Brazil’s biggest banks, has agreed to pay a €3.6 million fine and committed to sharing customer data with a financial technology app to end an antitrust investigation.

15 October 2020

LGPD amendment would require data localisation

Privacy advocates have criticised a data localisation bill introduced in Brazil’s House of Representatives as a security risk and antithetical to the LGPD.

30 September 2020

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

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