Work Area: Data privacy

Aguilar Castillo Love hires from Deloitte Legal in Costa Rica

Latin Lawyer Elite firm Aguilar Castillo Love (Costa Rica) has strengthened its technology law group by hiring a lawyer from Deloitte Legal’s local office as partner.

07 July 2021

New Ecuador data protection law takes effect

Ecuador’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) style data privacy law has come into force, but companies still have a two-year enforcement grace period as the country’s government looks to build a data protection authority from scratch.

28 May 2021

Argentina blocks Facebook-WhatsApp privacy policy update

Argentina's government has prevented Facebook from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy until the country’s competition authority has completed an investigation assessing whether the terms of service are anticompetitive.

21 May 2021

Panama data protection law goes into effect

Panama’s new data protection law is loosely based on GDPR, but it offers wide exemptions for big tech companies and the financial sector.

26 April 2021

Lefosse adds four partners and three counsel with promotions

Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has promoted four lawyers to partner and three to counsel, strengthening its labour, M&A, tax, technology and restructuring practices.

16 April 2021

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

Brazil’s consumer and data protection authorities ink cooperation agreement

A deal between Brazil’s data watchdog and its consumer protection agency should provide more clarity to the private sector.

06 April 2021

Former Carey lawyers launch privacy and tech boutique

Two lawyers from Chilean Latin Lawyer Elite firm Carey have left to launch privacy and technology boutique BitLaw.

31 March 2021

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