Work Area: Data security

Court rules in favour of WhatsApp in bulk messaging lawsuit

A São Paulo court has ruled in favour of US messaging platform WhatsApp in a lawsuit against Brazilian advertising company Yacows, with a decision that prevents the latter company from sending bulk messages through the messaging app

04 August 2021

Botelho Advogados hires Demarest lawyer as partner

A former Demarest Advogados lawyer has joined Brazilian law firm Botelho Advogados as partner, strengthening its disputes, data protection and IP practice areas.

23 July 2021

Court rejects challenge over alleged cyber-attack against J&F

As a Brazilian court lifts a stay on an award in a multibillion-dollar M&A dispute, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration has rejected a bid to disqualify the entire tribunal based on an alleged cyber-attack.

20 July 2021

Trench Rossi appoints two partners

Brazilian law firm Trench Rossi Watanabe has added two new members to its partnership by hiring a data protection and technology law partner from local firm Vinhas e Redenschi Advogados and promoting a senior labour associate.

13 July 2021

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

Robalino Law adds three partners in Ecuador

Less than a month after launching its fourth Ecuadorian office, Robalino Law has boosted its disputes, labour, IP and natural resources departments by promoting three lawyers to partner.

16 June 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

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

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

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