Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian pharmacy chain fined over consent failures

A consumer protection regulator has fined a Brazilian pharmacy chain after finding it breached the LGPD by processing personal data without gathering adequate consent.

20 July 2021

Brazilian DPA joins Facebook/WhatsApp debate in first major move

In its first major public action, Brazil’s nascent data protection authority has joined several other jurisdictions around the world to pressure Facebook about its planned privacy changes with WhatsApp.

28 May 2021

New Ecuador data protection law takes effect, but much work remains

Ecuador’s GDPR-style data privacy law has come into force, but companies still have a two-year enforcement grace period as the country’s government looks to build a data protection authority from scratch.

26 May 2021

Clearview AI says its offshore subsidiaries are dormant

Plaintiffs pushing for an injunction against Clearview AI have raised concerns that the company could transfer their facial images to offshore subsidiaries – but Clearview says it has no plans to transfer US data overseas.

20 May 2021

Facebook/WhatsApp update blocked in Argentina

Argentina's government has prevented Facebook from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy until the country’s competition authority has completed an investigation assessing whether the terms of service are anticompetitive.

19 May 2021

Brazilian pulp award leads to hacking challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar arbitration over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration was tainted by hacking.

13 April 2021

Brazil’s consumer and data protection authorities ink cooperation agreement

A deal between Brazil’s data watchdog and its consumer protection agency should provide more clarity to the private sector.

31 March 2021

Brazilian data protection authority taking shape

Brazil’s nascent data watchdog has released its internal procedure rules, clarifying how the country’s young data protection law will be enforced in practice.

30 March 2021

Colombia imposes financial data fine

Colombia’s data regulator has accused retailer Marketing Personal of failing to disclose information to a data subject and sending false information to credit bureaus.

25 March 2021

Facebook wins landmark Brazilian internet privacy case

In a case that sets precedent for future privacy disputes, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Facebook is not required to disclose information about users who shared a defamatory post on the social media platform.

11 March 2021

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