Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Offshore regulator left in the dark about Pandora Papers

GDR has learned that the Cayman Islands data protection authority has received no breach notifications about what is reportedly the largest trove of leaked offshore financial data in history.

05 October 2021

One year, 1,000 cases

More than 1,000 LGPD-related cases have been filed in Brazilian courts during the first year of the nascent data protection law being in force, according to experts tracking the matter.

30 September 2021

LGPD enforcer Miriam Wimmer talks WhatsApp, independence and more

Penalties for Brazil’s LGPD went into force last month. GDR interviewed one of the members of the country’s nascent data protection authority (ANPD), Miriam Wimmer, about the progress her agency has been making in recent months.

17 September 2021

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

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