Region: Brazil

Uber’s LatAm policy head joins law firm

Brazilian administrative law boutique Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Advogados has hired a former Uber director and recruited a Levy & Salomão Advogados partner, boosting its IT practice.

25 September 2019

Military nominee seems likely for Brazil data watchdog

Brazil’s strongman president Jair Bolsonaro has used his first year in office to stuff the government with military types. Observers fret the country’s first data protection agency awaits the same fate.

23 August 2019

IBM: Average data breach costs nearly $4 million

The average cost of a data breach has hit almost $4 million, an IBM report that involved interviewing more than 3,000 people has found.

24 July 2019

Brazilian lawmakers water down the LGPD

Brazilian legislators have amended the country’s new data protection law in ways which observers suggest could affect Brazil’s chances of being granted an EU adequacy decision.

11 July 2019

Brazil appeals court reduces fine against WhatsApp

A Brazilian federal appeals court has reduced a fine levied against Facebook and WhatsApp for not complying with court orders.

27 June 2019

Brazil Supreme Court to rule on WhatsApp message searches

Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to rule on whether using evidence obtained from WhatsApp messages without user permission would violate the constitutional right to confidentiality of communications.

24 June 2019

Brazil pursues cryptocurrency trader over data leak

Brazilian prosecutors have sued a cryptocurrency arbitrage company for exposing the personal data of more than 260,000 customers – including its own chief executive.

30 April 2019

Brazil’s Vivo asked to provide GDPR-inspired processing report

A Brazilian public prosecutor has asked telecoms company Vivo to clarify data protection policies used in its targeted advertising services ahead of national data protection legislation entering into force next February.

25 April 2019

Going over the top

Over-the-top applications like WhatsApp have replaced telecoms services as the world's preferred method of electronic communication. As more and more of these services offer end-to-end encryption, governments are having to rethink how they get hold of information that was once easily accessible.

09 April 2019

Opice Blum hires from Walmart Brasil

Opice Blum Bruno Abrusio e Vainzof has added data security lawyer Henrique Fabretti Moraes to its São Paulo office.

04 April 2019

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