Work Area: Data privacy

Regulating in the digital age: on the run from the law

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace and buzzwords such as “metaverse” and “AI” are absorbed into everyday vocabulary, lawmakers are scrambling to keep up with new digital trends. This poses fresh challenges to GCs that are trying to stay ahead of the curve and avert legal risks, said panellists at LACCA Live Miami in September.

30 January 2023

Stocche Forbes and Machado Meyer star in data centre debt tap

Stocche Forbes has helped Brazil’s Scala Data Centers raise 2 billion reais (US$368 million) in a green bond issuance.

16 January 2023

Brazilian boutique Prado Vidigal adds third partner

Brazilian data privacy firm Prado Vidigal has appointed its first partner since it launched two years ago, promoting an associate to its senior rank.

20 December 2022

ECIJA makes double partner appointment in Mexico

ECIJA (Mexico) has bolstered its corporate, data protection, compliance and telecommunications practices by promoting two associates to partner, the first female lawyers to be elevated to the firm's senior rank.

16 December 2022

Brazil’s AI commission presents regulation proposal to Senate

A commission tasked with drafting Brazil’s artificial intelligence (AI) regulations has concluded its proposal, which outlines a risk-based approach, the creation of an authority with enforcement powers and a range of rights for individuals affected by AI systems.

16 December 2022

Brazil privacy community mourns architect of the LGPD

Danilo Doneda, a leading privacy lawyer and one of the guiding hands behind Brazil’s data protection law (LGPD), has died aged 52.

14 December 2022

DLA Piper boosts Chilean data privacy group

DLA Piper (Chile) has bolstered its data privacy offering by hiring a government adviser as counsel.

24 November 2022

Brazil hardens stance on cookie regulations

Brazil’s data regulator has brought the country closer to European cookie standards, but has appeared not to completely rule out the use of legitimate interest for non-essential cookies.

26 October 2022

Brazil fines Meta over Cambridge Analytica

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has ordered Meta to pay a €1.3 million (US$1.29 million) fine for illegally sharing Brazilian user data with the British data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, after a previous penalty of the same amount was overturned during proceedings.

31 August 2022

Carey appoints two directors

Chilean Elite firm Carey has bolstered its data protection, technology and intellectual property practices by promoting two practitioners to director.

22 July 2022

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