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Companies that cooperate with Brazilian data protection authority may escape fines, agency head says

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 16 Feb 2022 15:36
  • 16 Feb 2022 15:36
While any data-privacy violation in Brazil would be sufficient to spur sanctions, companies involved in data-privacy breaches that cooperate with the country's data protection authority may escape fines, agency head Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Júnior told MLex in an interview.

"If the agent corrects their conduct as soon as they become aware that they

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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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