Region: Brazil

Data sharing in Brazilian telecoms sector scrutinised

Brazilian telecoms companies Vivo, NET and Oi could face regulatory and legal action if the country’s main consumer protection organisation confirms reports that they share customer databases, observers have said.

21 February 2019

Brazil’s DPA: It isn't over until the referee whistles

Daniel Law partner Robert Daniel-Shores in São Paulo examines the road ahead for Brazil’s new data privacy watchdog.

18 February 2019

Google facing proceedings in Brazil over email scanning

Brazil’s justice ministry has filed an administrative proceeding against Google's local arm after receiving a breach of privacy complaint.

12 February 2019

Dias Carneiro becomes latest Brazilian firm to add data partner

Dias Carneiro Advogados has promoted a lawyer in its data privacy department, as Brazilian firms scrabble for the discipline’s best practitioners.

11 February 2019

Brazilian prosecutor settles with e-commerce company after data breach

Brasília’s public prosecutor has agreed a settlement with e-commerce company Netshoes for a data breach that took place in January last year.

06 February 2019

Machado Meyer hires ride-sharing app GC

Brazilian firm Machado Meyer has bolstered its technology practice with the hire of partner Diego de Lima Gualda from ride-sharing app 99.

04 February 2019

Brazil's data bar

04 February 2019

Ex-Brazil watchdog head’s firm opens data practice

Brazilian competition boutique Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogados, headed by the former chief of the country’s antitrust enforcer, has opened a data protection and privacy practice.

01 February 2019

Brazil proposes interception rules

Brazilian politicians have put forward rules that would force messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, as part of a series of proposed criminal justice reforms.

16 January 2019

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

Lawyers have cited mutual legal assistance treaties and certain GDPR exceptions as some of the routes through which oil trader Trafigura could hand over emails to Brazilian authorities.

16 January 2019

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