Apr 152015
 April 15, 2015  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Maria-Martina Yalamova writes:

In February 2015, the Brazilian government issued a draft of Brazil’s first comprehensive privacy law, the Preliminary Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (the “Draft Bill”).  The Draft Bill builds on and codifies certain concepts relating to the treatment of personal data already present in Brazilian constitutional, statutory and case law.

The Draft Bill proposes — for the first time — much needed definitions of “consent”, “personal data”, “sensitive personal data”, and other key terms, and a framework of individuals’ rights regarding the use of their data (e.g., rights of access, correction, objection, etc.), as well as exceptions to such rights.

Read more on Covington & Burling InsidePrivacy.

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