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Which kind of data protection law will Brazil approve?

How Brazil deals with the use of personal data protection on the Internet
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Brazil is still debating how it should regulate the use of personal data. Right now, two bills in the House and one bill in the Senate are attempting to tackle the matter.  How this issue will unfold, however, depends on how lawmakers will choose to define what “personal data” actually means. And billions of dollars depend on that definition.

The legal basis for the concept of personal data can be found in Brazil’s Constitution. It says that citizens’ right to privacy, intimacy, honor, and personal image cannot be touched – same with their right to telegraphic, data, and phone...

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