Region: Brazil

Brazil creates privacy watchdog, but fears remain over its independence

The outgoing Brazilian president’s creation of a data protection authority by a last-minute executive order has raised concerns among observers about its independence.

03 January 2019

Brazilian police investigate government data leaks

Brazilian federal police have launched an investigation into the alleged sale of social security data by civil servants to brokers and private companies.

19 December 2018

Brazil's data bar

Helping companies through a complex legislative framework.

18 December 2018

Brazil court clamps down on illegal data sales

Brasília’s public prosecutor has won a plea to freeze assets belonging to the owner of a website that illegally sells citizens’ personal data.

13 December 2018

Brazil consumer watchdog fines pharmacy for discount scheme

A Minas Gerais consumer defence body has fined Brazilian pharmacy chain Drogaria Araújo 7.9 million reais (€1.8 million) for requiring customers to provide their tax registration number to be eligible for discounts without informing them how the data would be used.

12 December 2018

Pinheiro Neto adds data partner

Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto has promoted a data privacy litigator to its partnership in São Paulo.

04 December 2018

Credit rating agency not source of data leak, Brazilian prosecutor finds

The Brasília federal district prosecutor’s office has found that data it thought had come from a breach of credit rating agency Boa Vista servers actually came from another source – which it has declined to identify.

09 November 2018

Brazil’s first data protection commissioners: the candidates

Brazil’s president Michel Temer vetoed the creation of a new data protection authority last month, but observers expect him or his successor to set up a new data regulator through separate legislation. GDR takes a look at the candidates being touted for key positions at the new body.

24 September 2018

Pinheiro Neto nabs Google Brazil policy head

One of Brazil’s leading data protection experts, Marcel Leonardi, has joined Pinheiro Neto from Google.

17 September 2018

Brazil's president vetoes data protection authority

Brazil’s president Michel Temer has approved a general data protection law, but vetoed several aspects of the bill including the creation of a data protection authority – sparking a face-off as different government ministries lay claim to an enforcer role.

16 August 2018

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