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Ana Paula Candil
Senior Correspondent, Latin America
Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto.
Selected Insights by Ana
Prolonged delay in setting up Brazil data-protection authority would muddle companies' compliance with lawThe General Law for Data Protection (LGPD), effective since Sept. 18, was a huge step toward a bigger role for Brazil in the global digital economy.
Companies are pressuring Brazilian lawmakers to delay implementation of the nation's data-protection law from Aug. 16 until next May.
International companies more prepared than local companies for Brazilian data protection law, Alves saysInternational companies are much more prepared for Brazil's new data protection law than Brazilian firms because they already comply with similar legislation.
Companies supplying the government with essential products during the pandemic must pay extra attention to their negotiations and pricing.
Players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries are under scrutiny in Brazil for increasing their prices in a "non-reasonable and disproportionate way” in relation to product demand as Covid-19 spreads in the country, the competition authority's top investigator, Alexandre Cordeiro, told MLex.