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Comment: Brazil data protection authority acted effectively in 2021 in midst of data breaches, WhatsApp's privacy update

The Brazilian data protection authority this year showed it can act timely and effectively against data-privacy violations, even though it hasn't yet penalized a company and has used dialogue-based regulation to resolve data-privacy cases.
In 2021, the National Data Protection Authority, or ANPD, started investigations into WhatsApp's privacy policy update

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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 and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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