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São Paulo subway facial recognition system slammed over user data security and privacy

A new surveillance system is deemed “inefficient and dangerous” as it fails to protect the personal information of 4 million daily users, associations say.

The current legacy system includes an estate of non-integrated 2200 cameras that will be replaced by 5200 digital high-definition cameras controlled centrally. But the company responsible for the operation of São Paulo’s subway system has failed to demonstrate sufficient evidence that it is ensuring the protection of user privacy in the implementation of a new platform that will use facial recognition technology.

Source: São Paulo subway facial recognition system slammed over user data security and privacy | ZDNet

A Landmark Ruling in Brazil: Paving the Way for Considering Data Protection as an Autonomous Fundamental Right

A historic ruling of the Brazilian Supreme Court from May 07, 2020 describes the right to data protection as an autonomous right stemming from the Brazilian Constitution.

By a significant majority, 10 votes to 1, the Court halted the effectiveness of the Presidential Executive Order (MP[1] 954/2020) that mandated telecom companies to share subscribers’ data (e.g., name, telephone number, address) of more than 200 hundred million individuals with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the country’s agency responsible for performing census research.

Full article: A Landmark Ruling in Brazil: Paving the Way for Considering Data Protection as an Autonomous Fundamental Right

Brazil Senate Approves Bill Delaying LGPD Enforcement

The Brazil Senate unanimously approved a bill today that would delay implementation of the Brazil General Law for Data Protection, or LGPD, until January 1, 2021 and enforcement of fines and penalties until August 1, 2021.

The LGPD is currently scheduled to take effect on August 15, 2020. Passed in August 2018, the LGPD is the first comprehensive general data protection law in Latin America to be modeled after the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Source: Brazil Senate Approves Bill Delaying LGPD Enforcement

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million over improper data sharing

Brazil announced that it had fined Facebook $1.6 million over improperly sharing user data with Cambridge Analytica.

In issuing the fine, the Department of Consumer Protection said the data of 443,000 Facebook users was “misused” by developers of the Facebook app “thisisyourdigitallife.”

The agency ruled the data was used “for questionable purposes and without the represented parties being able to demonstrate any modifying fact that that number was actually smaller.”

Source: Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million over improper data sharing | TheHill

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

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