Region: Brazil

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

Daniel Law nabs Opice Blum privacy head

Daniel Law has added the head of Opice Blum Bruno Abrusio e Vainzof’s data protection practice to its São Paulo office.

12 March 2019

Brazilian amendment proposes that instant messages count as evidence

A Brazilian politician has proposed an amendment to national law which would allow police to use messages sent over instant messaging platforms as evidence in criminal investigations.

04 March 2019

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

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