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Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva

Cybersecurity on Telecommunications Network

Every day, at every moment, it is possible to verify the occurrence of cyber threats such as ransomware, malware, phishing and spoofing attacks, DDoS, among other malicious conducts carried out on the web, which intend to make its users vulnerable to obtain undue advantages or...

Migration of the fixed telephony service from concessions to authorizations

With the advancement of time, the demands of the Brazilian telecommunication sector for greater investments, notably with regard to broadband services, faced obstacles under the national General Telecommunication Law. In response to the needs for universalization and continuity...

ANATEL’s role on M&A/concentration acts involving telecom operators

In 2019, the performance of M&A operations and other acts of economic concentration by telecommunication and media operators has grown in Brazil, making these national and international companies jointly reinforce their presence and become more competitive in the relevant...

Reversible Assets: historical evolution and current regulation in Brazil

According to Resolution No. 447, of October 19, 2006 of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), “Reversible Assets” are those essential to the continuity and timeliness of the service provision in the public regime. These assets are so named because, at the end of...

Azevedo Sette is author of Brazil: Data Protection & Cyber Security

Our senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ TMT practice in São Paulo office, Ricardo Barretto Ferreira and associates Lorena Pretti Serraglio, Isabella Aragão, Camilla Chicaroni, and Beatriz Canhoto are authors of "Brazil: Data Protection & Cyber Security...

OECD creates Policy Observatory related to Artificial Intelligence

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has launched a Policy Observatory related to Artificial Intelligence, in order to assist countries to develop, operationalize and monitor responsible development of artificial intelligence...

Face recognition by app captures 42 fugitives at Salvador Carnival

After the first successful experience of using face recognition at Carnival 2019, resulting in the capture of a fugitive criminal, the Secretariat of Public Security of Bahia (SSP-BA) repeated the use of this technology to identify fugitives from justice at Carnival 2020,...

Coronavirus and the massive processing of personal data around the world

First reported to the World Health Organization - WHO due to pneumonia of unknown cause detected in the city of Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that causes mild to moderate respiratory infections in humans and animals, called...
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