In August 2018, Brazil passed its General Data Protection Law (LGPD), which could become effective as soon as September 16, 2020. Now is the time for organizations that collect personal data of individuals in Brazil or process personal data in Brazil to assess their processing activities and consider how to comply with the new law,
Brazil’s proposed privacy laws raise public concern
The Brazilian government’s proposal for Brazil’s first data protection framework (‘the Proposal’) hit a stumbling block after major concerns were raised in public comments.
After the public consultation period ended, those reviewing the comments made numerous suggestions for changes, such as tightening the definition of what constitutes personal data, clarifying the consent for processing rules,…
Brazilian Data Protection Authority fines Internet Provider $1.59m
In July, the Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence (‘DPDC’) fined the telecom provider Oi 3.5 million reals ($1.59 million) for recording and selling its subscriber browser data in a case based on Brazilian consumer law dating back to 1990.
The DPDC investigated allegations that Oi had entered into an agreement with British online…
Brazil’s Internet Bill: Latest Developments
At the end of March, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of the Marco Civil da Internet (Internet Bill), bringing the ground-breaking legislation one step closer to enactment. The Internet Bill will now progress to the Senate for approval.
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about global surveillance programs, the Internet Bill…