Region: Brazil

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

Brazil to make credit score registration automatic

The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill that requires citizens and companies to request exclusion from a consumer credit score database if they do not want to be automatically added.

22 March 2019

Brazilian senator proposes adding data protection to constitution

A Brazilian senator has proposed an amendment to the country’s constitution that would make data protection a fundamental right and bar states and municipalities from creating data protection legislation.

21 March 2019

Brazilian firm TozziniFreire promotes privacy lawyer

TozziniFreire in São Paulo has promoted ten associates to partner, including cybersecurity and data privacy lawyer Carla do Couto Battilana.

21 March 2019

Brazil consumer watchdog sues Facebook

The Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence – known as Senacon – has filed two lawsuits against Facebook.

15 March 2019

Brazil government probes Oi over user navigation data collection

The Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence – known as Senacon – has accused telecoms operator Oi of collecting user navigation data by redirecting consumers that enter faulty domain names to its webpage.

14 March 2019

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