Work Area: Data privacy

Several firms in multijurisdictional tech services deal

US firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Brazil’s TozziniFreire Advogados and Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires have helped US content delivery network Akamai purchase Latin American counterpart Exceda.

29 November 2019

Striking the right balance

Many jurisdictions in Latin America still have nascent data privacy regulations, so it’s up to companies to create their own internal policies when it comes to protecting information. Panellists at LACCA’s regional meeting in Miami discussed how businesses should balance the tension between an employee’s right to privacy and the right of the employer to use workers’ data to boost productivity.

12 November 2019

Brazilian financial software company makes follow-on offer

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo have helped financial markets technology provider Sinqia raise 362 million reais (US$88 million) in a follow-on offering.

22 October 2019

Peruvian fintech boutique joins EY

EY Law (Peru) has absorbed Vodanovic Legal and appointed its founder to partner, as the country’s fintech market heats up.

15 October 2019

Cescon hires anti-corruption partner and promotes five

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has hired an anti-corruption partner and promoted five other lawyers in the corporate, technology, litigation and due diligence areas to partners.

10 October 2019

Felsberg hires data protection partner

Felsberg Advogados has strengthened its technology practice with the hire of a data protection partner, ahead of Brazil’s general data protection law (LGPD) coming into force next year.

08 October 2019

XVV hires former Uber director and Levy & Salomão partner

Administrative law boutique Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Advogados has hired a former Uber director and recruited a Levy & Salomão Advogados partner, boosting its IT practice.

20 September 2019

Military nominee seems likely for Brazil data watchdog

Brazil’s strongman president Jair Bolsonaro has used his first year in office to stuff the government with military types. Observers fret the country’s first data protection agency awaits the same fate.

30 August 2019

NAFTA panel says GDPR doesn’t apply

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) doesn’t apply to investor-state arbitrations under the North American Free Trade Agreement – even when one of the arbitrators is based in the UK.

28 August 2019

Latin America looks to data protection adequacy

Argentina and Uruguay are the only countries in Latin America to meet the EU’s data protection adequacy criteria – but others are looking to follow suit soon, lawyers have said.

14 August 2019

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