Work Area: Data privacy

Skadden and Galicia in Intel’s US$9 billion global memory sale

Four Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices have helped South Korean chip-making company SK Hynix buy US software group Intel’s memory storage unit for US$9 billion, including assets in Mexico.

29 October 2020

Demarest boosts data privacy practice with hire

Demarest Advogados has strengthened its IP, data privacy and cybersecurity department by hiring a partner from a local boutique, only a month after Brazil enforced its General Data Protection Law (LGPD).

19 October 2020

Rennó Penteado hires data and technology team from Pereira Neto

Rennó Penteado Sampaio Advogados has hired one partner and six associates from Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados, strengthening its technology and data privacy practice.

06 October 2020

Why are companies sidelining cybersecurity?

Featured in Legal department spend 2020

LACCA’s legal spend survey found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity. As companies strive to keep their businesses fully operational during the covid-19 pandemic, investing in cybersecurity is not high up on GCs’ priority lists but with attacks on the rise, should it be?

05 October 2020

Greater banking digitalisation a top priority, says Sabadell legal director

Featured in Covid-19: managing in a crisis

The covid-19 crisis has accelerated the need for more digitalisation in the banking sector, says Luis Alberto Cárdenas Díaz, the director of legal business for Banco Sabadell in Mexico, as well as for more efficient use of legal resources both in-house and by outside counsel. These are now immediate priorities for the banking sector, he says.

05 October 2020

Rebaza Alcázar hires data protection counsel

A former associate has returned to Peru’s Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas as counsel, having previously worked at the country’s data protection authority.

05 October 2020

First LGPD enforcement goes after data brokers

The first attempt to enforce Brazil’s sweeping new data protection legislation (LGPD) has stalled – but observers say the case may demonstrate how the law is likely to play out in practice.

29 September 2020

BMA scoops up data privacy partner

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has strengthened its data protection, technology and digital business practice by hiring a partner, as Brazil enforced its General Data Protection Law (LGPD) last week.

24 September 2020

Companies still not ready for LGPD

Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) came into force on Friday, but attorneys working with the data protection law say a large majority of Brazilian companies are not fully compliant.

22 September 2020

Brazil’s Senate declines to postpone LGPD

The months-long saga of when LGPD will come into force has concluded, with Brazil’s Senate declining to postpone the law and the government issuing a decree that paves the way for the establishment of a data protection authority.

02 September 2020

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