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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
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
Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto has promoted a data privacy litigator to its partnership in São Paulo.
04 December 2018
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 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
One of Brazil’s leading data protection experts, Marcel Leonardi, has joined Pinheiro Neto from Google.
17 September 2018
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
03 August 2018
27 July 2018
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