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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
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
Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has suspended government plans to collect up to 226 million residents’ data in order to conduct an economic survey in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
27 April 2020
Brazil’s central bank has launched a data-sharing blockchain platform, in a move that has been touted to facilitate foreign banks setting up shop in the country.
23 April 2020
Brazil’s federal prosecution’s office is urging legislators to not postpone implementing the LGPD, arguing that the data protection law is needed now more than ever in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
15 April 2020
Brazilian legislatures are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a covid-19 aid package, which will include a provision that delays the country’s data protection law until 2021.
02 April 2020
The lack of a data protection authority in Brazil has left unanswered questions about how to follow the impending General Data Protection Law – and some companies are delaying compliance efforts until more clarity is provided.
12 March 2020
Brazilian authorities have cancelled the domain name of BaseUp as part of an investigation into the company for allegedly selling the personal data of more than 10 million people.
25 February 2020
Emerging privacy laws and other restrictions on targeted advertising will likely reduce Facebook’s advertising revenue in 2020, according to a senior executive at the company.
30 January 2020
Prosecutors in Brazil’s Federal District suspect a company may have illegally sold more than 10 million individuals’ personal data.
22 January 2020
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