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Brazil begins dishing out fines for data protection violations

Happy Monday! Today, data protection fines come into force around Brazil. Congress goes back to work with an extensive to-do list. Is Bolsonaro’s plan to sow doubt about Brazil’s voting system having the desired effect?

Companies can now be fined under data protection laws

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Approved in 2018, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) came into force in September 2020 — but only since yesterday has data protection watchdog ANPD been allowed to punish companies based on the regulations.

  • Digital activists believe that Brazil’s data protection legislation — inspired by the European GDPR — is a positive development. 
  • The law...

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