Work Area: Data privacy

Damma merges with SUMARA to bolster digital offering in Peru

Peru’s Damma Legal Advisors has launched a digital law group by absorbing local outfit SUMARA Hub Legal.

07 September 2023

Argentina’s ZBV absorbs local firm to boost digital law offering

Highly Recommended firm Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados (ZBV) has launched a tech-focused practice group by incorporating local boutique Altmark & Brenna Abogados y Consultores.

05 September 2023

Brazil unveils new adequacy mechanism

Brazil is seeking to address issues around the transfer of data abroad, publishing a new draft law on standard contractual clauses and the granting of adequacy decisions.

22 August 2023

PBP and CorralRosales lawyers launch new outfit

Two associates from CorralRosales and a lawyer from Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) have teamed up to launch Espinosa Jervis Dent (EJD), a new Ecuadorean firm focused on banking, tax, technology and data protection law.

10 August 2023

Demonstrating Compliance with Data Privacy Legislation

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Compliance - Fourth Edition

The data protection phenomenon, which originated in Europe, continues to sweep across Latin America. While privacy legislation in the region often follows the European GDPR model, many countries’ laws are still in need of reform.

25 July 2023

Brazilian data regulator issues first fine

Brazil’s data protection authority has fined Telekall Infoservice for data protection failures, marking the first time the LGPD enforcer has issued a financial penalty.

11 July 2023

Partners leave Muñiz to launch competition-focused firm

Two partners of Peruvian firm Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera – including the competition co-head and former Indecopi vice president Pierino Stucchi – have left to set up a new firm, shortly after Muñiz hired an antitrust partner and a consultant.

02 May 2023

The key to open banking

Featured in Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Banks 2022?

With Brazil taking the driver's seat for open banking in Latin America, several other jurisdictions are now looking at developing their own systems. LACCA spoke to in-house lawyers and private practitioners about the legal and regulatory challenges of the Brazilian roll-out and what lies ahead for countries like Argentina and Chile.

27 April 2023

Brazilian government adviser criticises LGPD fines

A government official has slammed Brazil’s data watchdog for exceeding its regulatory power by planning to “retroactively” apply certain LGPD fines – foreshadowing possible legal challenges to the regulator’s first penalties under the data law.

21 April 2023

Barros & Errázuriz elevates two lawyers to partner

Chilean Elite firm Barros & Errázuriz Abogados has promoted two practitioners to its partnership, bolstering the labour and data protection departments.

11 April 2023

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