New Brazilian Data Protection Bill Adopts Data Breach Notification Regime

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The new Brazilian Data Protection bill currently in discussion provides a whole new approach to data protection for the country. It also follows the current trend of several countries, the European Union included, by adopting a data breach notification regime. The text would make companies liable without the need to prove omission or negligence. Currently they are only liable to the extent of damages resulting from the misuse of information leaked or stolen due to a data security breach.

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Comentários ao Anteprojeto de Lei Brasileiro sobre Proteção de Dados Pessoais

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O Brasil, em contramão a muitos de seus pares no cenário mundial, ainda não dispõe de proteção adequada para dados de natureza pessoal. Mesmo levando em consideração as proteções à intimidade e à privacidade estabelecidas pela Constituição Federal e pelo Código Civil, e o amparo aos dados consumeristas, imposto pelo Código de Defesa do Consumidor, … Continue reading

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