Work Area: Data security

Jones Day elevates of counsel to partnership in Mexico City

Highly Recommended Jones Day (Mexico) has bolstered its cybersecurity, privacy and data protection offering by promoting an of counsel to partner.

21 December 2023

Galicia adds Meta associate GC as counsel

Mexico’s Galicia Abogados has added firepower to its technology, media and telecoms (TMT) practice by hiring an associate GC from Meta as counsel.

06 November 2023

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

Reducing Cyber and Data Risk through Incident Readiness and a Culture of Compliance

Featured in The Guide to Corporate Compliance - Fourth Edition

With data breaches and cyber incidents on the rise, data protection regulation is ramping up throughout the region. Legal and compliance teams should proactively address gaps in security, policy and process to reduce risk and impact of an incident and establish robust response processes in advance.

25 July 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

Meta ordered to pay LGPD damages

A Brazilian court has ordered Meta to pay more than 4 billion reais (US$796 million) following a 2021 data leak.

06 April 2023

Brazilian data authority to start issuing LGPD fines

Brazil’s first fines under its new data protection law are expected soon after regulations for calculating and issuing penalties were approved.

10 March 2023

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