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Telecoms Series | Telecom Infrastructure - Priority Investments

The Brazilian Ministry of Communications (“MCOM”), through Ordinance No. 502, dated September 1, 2020 (“Ordinance”; Portaria in Portuguese), established the procedures for the approval and monitoring of priority investment projects in the telecommunications sector,...

An interview with Azevedo Sette Advogados discussing digital transformation in Brazil - Lexology

Lexology GTDT Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes. This interview is taken from the Digital Transformation volume discussing various topics, including a look at the main laws and regulations, the impact of cybersecurity...

Nomination and approval of Data Protection Authority’s Directors nominees

The five members of the Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s board of directors were nominated on October 15th by the President Jair Bolsonaro. The nominees are (i) Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Junior, nominated to be the President-Director of the Counsel, with a six-year...

ICO imposes a fine of £ 80,000 to a company for unsolicited marketing calls

The British Personal Data Protection Authority (ICO) released, on August 3, 2020, a fine notice to Rain Trading Ld (RTL), company responsible for making 270,774 unsolicited direct marketing calls to subscribers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), without...

CNI launches a booklet with guidelines on the General Data Protection Act

In early August, the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) launched a booklet with relevant information for the adequacy of the productive sector to the LGPD, entitled “LGPD: what your company needs to know”. The document highlights the need for the creation of the...

State of Rio de Janeiro prohibits the use of personal data from DL platforms for purposes of commercial exploitation

On August 11, Law No. 8,973/2020 was published in the Official Gazette of Rio de Janeiro, which prohibits the use of personal data, sensitive data and metadata from users of virtual platforms of “distance learning” (DL) for the purposes of commercial exploitation....

DSA publishes a guide regarding the data sharing between public bodies

The European Authority for Data Administration in the Public Sector (Data Standards Authority - “DSA”), published, in the first week of August of this year, a guiding document aiming to improve data sharing between public bodies, making public services more efficient and...

Pernambuco and Minas Gerais advance in terms of Data Protection

The State of Pernambuco, on August 6, published the Decree No. 49,265/2020, which instituted the State Policy for Personal Data Protection of the State Executive Branch in accordance with Federal Law No. 13,709/2018 (“LGPD”). The Decree establishes the Four-Year Strategic...
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