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Brazil’s data-protection law taps into global digital economy, as EU struggles with e-privacy bill
02 October 2020 00:00
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.
Prolonged delay in setting up Brazil data-protection authority would muddle companies' compliance with law25 September 2020 21:17 by Ana Paula CandilThe 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.
18 September 2020 09:18 by Matthew NewmanProposal to allow WhatsApp, Skype, Viber & others to continue screening for child-abuse images & messages could help ease negotiations on draft bloc-wide rules.