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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.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Matthew Newman Chief Correspondent
Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory... Read more
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 and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).