Brazil’s data-protection law taps into global digital economy, as EU struggles with e-privacy bill

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Date: 2 October 2020. Duration: 18:25

Brazil’s new privacy legislation is expected to boost the country’s chances of tapping into the global digital economy, by safeguarding the flow of data across international borders. But uncertainty over the establishment of a regulator has left companies with no guidance on how to comply with the General Law for Data Protection. Also this week, we take a look at the EU’s proposal for new e-privacy rules, which has been caught up in a clash among EU member states. Nonetheless, governments’ determination to combat online child abuse may yet provide the impetus needed to get the draft legislation back on track.

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