Oct 172019
 
 October 17, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Angelica Mari reports:

The Brazilian government will create a single citizen database that will contain a wide range of personal information about the country’s population of over 200 million people, to be fully shared across departments.

According to the decree signed by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, the objectives of the database include the improvement in public policy, as well as simplifying data sharing between government departments.

The information “will be shared as widely as possible,” according to the decree, taking into account any legal restrictions, requirements around information and communications security, as well as Brazil’s General Data Protection Act, which will be enforced in August 2020.

Read more on ZDNet.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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