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Lorena Pretti Serraglio

President of the Republic signs, without vetoes, the new Telecommunications Law

The President of the Republic sanctioned, without vetoes, the New Telecommunications Law (Law n. 13.879/2019). Based on Chamber of Deputies Bill n. 79/2016, approved by the Senate, the law amends the Telecommunications Law to allow the adaptation of the telecommunications...

The European Union decides on the need for data subjects active consent for the use of cookies

By Ricardo Barretto Ferreira, Juliana Ikeda, Lorena Pretti Serraglio, Isabella Aragão, Camila Chicaroni and Bruna Toniolo | In a recent ruling on privacy and the processing of personal data, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) considered that the consent...

Hering is notified by DPDC for inappropriate collection of facial recognition data

The Department of Consumer Protection and Defense (DPDC), through the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon), part of the Ministry of Justice, has initiated preliminary investigations against the Hering company for allegedly using customer face recognition to capture their...

IDEC notifies Dataprev to suspend bidding process for the acquisition of facial recognition technology

Dataprev – a public company responsible for Brazilian´s data security and social security information – was notified by the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Protection (IDEC). IDEC´s aim is suspension of the company´s bidding process...

Procon fines Google and Apple for face-aging app

The foundation from São Paulo, Procon (Consumer Protection and Defense Program), applied a fine of R$ 9.9 million to Google and another of R$ 7.7 million to Apple for violating the Brazilian Consumer Defense Code by making the application “FaceApp”...

Anatel holds a public hearing to discuss reduction of Internet of Things (IoT) barriers

The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) held a public hearing at its headquarters to discuss the possibility of reducing regulatory barriers regarding the expansion of Internet of Things – IoT apps (machine to machine communication) in Brazil – related to quality...

Public Civil Suit proposed against the Federal Union and Ceará’s AMC sparks debate on the rise in legal demands regarding privacy and protection of personal data

The Federal District´s State Attorneys’ Office filed Public Civil Suit against the Federal Union and Ceará’s AMS (Autarquia Municipal de Trânsito – Municipal Traffic, Public Services and Citizenship Authority)....

PL nº 4.496/19 intends to define the concept of “automated decision” in LGPD

On August 14, 2019, Bill nº 4.496/2019 was presented by Senator Styvenson Valentim (PODEMOS / RN) at the Senate Plenary, which intends to amend Law nº 13.709/2018 (General Law of Personal Data Protection - “LGPD”) to define the term “automated decision” as a...
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