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Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva

Cross-ownership between telecom operators and broadcasters/programmers: A controversy needing a solution

“Cross-ownership" is understood as the control and concentration of several media channels by the same company or group of companies. Although its restriction is based on a noble value of protection of competition and competitiveness - since the simultaneous holding, by the...

Shareholding control in the telecommunications sector: Concept – Cross-Ownerships

After the drafting of the Constitutional Amendment No. 8/1995 to the Brazilian Federal Constitution, it was crystallized the break of the monopoly that reserved the exploitation of telecommunications services for companies under state shareholding control, allowing the...

Telecoms Series | FDI in the telecommunications sector: A more suitable approach

Due to factors such as technological evolution, economic globalization and the speed of changes in the market and of the needs of users and consumers, the Brazilian telecommunications sector went through a process of market opening in the 90’s, reaching its peak in 1997/1998,...

Conduct Adjustment Agreements (TACs) in the Telecommunications Sector

In response to the occurrence of inappropriate conduct by telecommunications service providers, in violation of the applicable legal, regulatory or contractual provisions - related to quality of service, availability of service to the public, interconnection and remuneration of...

EDPB publishes a guide of Right to be Forgotten in light of the GDPR

On July 10, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”), an independent European body that contributes to the application of personal data protection rules, published the final version of the Guidelines No. 5 of the year 2019 on the requirements and conditions for the...

Decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidates the Privacy Shield

On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union deemed as invalid the international data transfer mechanism called privacy shield between the European Union and the United States, on the grounds of insufficient minimum guarantees for data processing by the USA, including...

Bill No. 1133/2020 approved by the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District

In mid-April of this year, the district representative Julia Lucy (NOVO-DF) presented the Bill No. 1133/2020 which “provides for guidelines for guarantees of individual freedom and protection of personal data in intelligent monitoring to combat pandemics, and provides other...

AEPD fines Spanish companies for violations of the principles of personal data protection

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (“AEPD”) has recently announced a series of Resolutions imposing fines on companies in different sectors, based on the violation of the GDPR and the guiding principles of personal data protection. Resolution No. PS/00104/2020, published on...
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