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Brazil Investigates Google For Alleged Privacy Breach

The Ministry of Justice, through its Consumer Affairs Department, filed an administrative proceeding against the Google subsidiary in Brazil after receiving a complaint from Attorney General’s office regarding an alleged violation of privacy to emails belonging to Brazilian citizen. If convicted, Google could be fined up to R$ 9.7 million (US$ 2.6 million).

Source: Ministry Of Justice Investigates Google For Alleged Privacy Breach – 08/02/2019 – Business – Folha

GDPR Spurring Legal Reforms in South America With New Legislation in Brazil

The impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) extends far beyond an organization’s European operations. On Aug. 14, 2018, Brazil signed into law the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD), the first omnibus privacy law in the nation’s history. The law, which is set to take effect on Feb. 16, 2020, is very similar to the GDPR, including in its expansive definition of personal data and its strong emphasis on both the rights of data subjects and the requirement of lawful bases of processing of personal data.

Source: GDPR Spurring Legal Reforms in South America With New Legislation in Brazil

Brazil’s Senate Passes General Data Protection Law

On July 10, 2018, Brazil’s Federal Senate approved a Data Protection Bill of Law. The bill, inspired by the EU General Data Protection Regulation, is expected to be sent to the Brazilian President in the coming days. The Bill will take effect 18 months after it is published in Brazil’s Federal Gazette.

Source: Brazil’s Senate Passes General Data Protection Law

Facebook fined $33 million for failing to provide user data to Brazil court

The judge fined Facebook for failing to give access in 2016 to WhatsApp messages exchanged by individuals under investigation for defrauding the healthcare system of Brazil’s Amazonas state, the prosecutors said in a statement.

Source: Facebook fined $33 million for failing to aid Brazil graft probe

The hot topics warming up Brazil’s data protection debate

In the spirit of the French New Year’s Eve celebration, it is time to wake up and revive the subject of privacy and protection of personal data in Brazil. There are three topics that promise to warm up the Brazilian debate in 2018. One is profiling: The tension of boosting content comes to the Brazilian electoral sphere Our personal data is often collected and shared to “improve our experience.” At least, that is what is explained, in most cases, in the terms of use and privacy policies of internet providers.

Source: The hot topics warming up Brazil’s data protection debate

Brazilian General Bill on the Protection of Personal Data

Brazil does not yet have a general data protection law that can be applied transversally to every sector of the society. The current regulatory status of personal data in Brazil is sectoral; there are different rules for different sectors of society: the financial sector, the credit sector, the health sector and the internet sector.

Source: Brazilian General Bill on the Protection of Personal Data

Brazilian general Bill on the protection of Personal Data

Brazil does not yet have a general data protection law that can be applied transversally to every sector of the society. The current regulatory status of personal data in Brazil is sectoral; there are different rules for different sectors of society: the financial sector, the credit sector, the health sector and the internet sector. However, many of these diverse sectors cannot be treated separately.

Source: Brazilian general Bill on the protection of Personal Data

2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

Source: 2018 global legislative predictions

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