Feb 082019
 February 8, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Paula Soprana reports:

The Ministry of Justice, through its Consumer Affairs Department, filed an administrative proceeding against the Google subsidiary in Brazil after receiving a complaint from Attorney General’s office regarding an alleged violation of privacy to emails belonging to Brazilian citizen. If convicted, Google could be fined up to R$ 9.7 million (US$ 2.6 million).

According to the department, an analysis of the content of emails sent by Google’s service Gmail shows evidence that Google violated its users’ privacy. The proceedings will investigate if Google’s actions went against the Brazilian’s laws of consumer protection and the Civil Internet Code.

Read more on Folha de S.Paulo.

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