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Data, technology and privacy law

Brazil's Supreme Court declares data protection a fundamental right

Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has struck down a government order forcing telecommunications companies to provide access to user information, declaring in the process that data protection is a fundamental right.

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Features

At a turning point

Inspired by the GDPR, Brazil’s data protection law was due to come into force this year. While enforcement of the legislation has been delayed until 2021, its eventual impact will be watched closely by lawmakers around Latin America. We convened a roundtable in Miami with in-house counsel, data privacy officers and private practitioners to share their experiences of data-rich dealmaking and complying with data protection laws in a region where enforcement levels vary greatly.