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Tech Roundup: Brazil to issue digital ID cards

The most important news in tech and innovation in Brazil. This week: the new digital ID; data privacy as a human right; Brazil exploring dark energy

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This week: Brazilian digital ID will finally start being issued in December. Data protection is closer to becoming a fundamental right in Brazil. Brazilian radio telescope to explore the universe’s dark energy. 

Brazilian digital ID to be issued in December

In two months’ time, the Brazilian government will unite citizens’ personal and biometric data in a single document, the National ID Card (DNI). 

Why it matters. Talk of a digital ID is not new, with a 2017 law creating a consolidated database which would allow Brazilians to be “easily and safely” identified. But implementation hiccups caused by budgetary limitations held...

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