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Comment: Brazil data protection authority’s opinion on WhatsApp case inspired by European data privacy regulation

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 01 Jun 2021 17:08
  • 01 Jun 2021 17:08
The Brazilian data protection authority was inspired by sweeping European data-privacy guidelines in its opinion on WhatsApp’s service and privacy policy update.

The National Data Protection Authority, or ANPD, released a preliminary opinion that said the company failed to comply with the “principle of transparency” cited in both the European and Brazilian

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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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