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As reported by Mundie e Advogados, on July 10, 2018, Brazil’s Federal Senate approved a Data Protection Bill of Law (the “Bill”). The Bill, which is inspired by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is expected to be sent to the Brazilian President in the coming days.

As reported by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, the Bill establishes a comprehensive data protection regime in Brazil and imposes detailed rules for the collection, use, processing and storage of personal data, both electronic and physical.
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In late October, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (the “Ministry”) issued its revised Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (“Draft Bill”). The Ministry released its preliminary draft in January 2015, and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”) filed public comments to the draft on May 5, 2015.

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On October 6 and 7, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”), a global privacy policy think-tank based in Washington D.C. and London, and the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Publico, a legal institute based in Brazil, will co-host a two-day Global Data Privacy Dialogue in Brazil, at the IDP’s conference facilities.

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On June 24, 2015, DataGuidance will host a complimentary webinar on Brazil: Towards Privacy Compliance. The panel of speakers includes Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams; Esther Nunes, Partner of Pinheiro Neto Advogados; and Renato Leite Monteiro of Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio & Vainzof Advogados Associados. The speakers will discuss the Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (Anteprojeto de Lei para a Proteção de Dados Pessoais) that was issued in January 2015. Concepts and provisions in the draft bill such as the role of Data Protection Officers and Binding Corporate Rules will be discussed. The webinar will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT.

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On May 5, 2015, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”) filed comments in English and Portuguese on Brazil’s draft law “on the processing of personal data to protect the personality and dignity of natural persons” (the “Draft Law”).

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As part of its ongoing Brazil outreach initiative, a delegation of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (“CIPL”) is in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro the week of March 23, 2015. The delegation will meet with Brazilian government representatives, organizations and experts to discuss global privacy law and best practice developments and other issues of mutual interest, as well as a joint global privacy dialogue workshop in Brazil planned for later this year.

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On January 28, 2015, the Brazilian government issued the Preliminary Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (Anteprojeto de Lei para a Proteção de Dados Pessoais) on a website specifically created for public debate on the draft bill. The text of the bill (in Portuguese) is available on the website. (http://participacao.mj.gov.br/)

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Eduardo Cunha, a congressman from the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party in Rio de Janeiro, recently introduced a new bill in Brazil that provides Brazilians with a right to be forgotten (PL 7881/2014). Rep. Cunha is one of the most influential congressmen in Brazil and has been reported likely to be the next Speaker of the Brazilian House of Representatives (also translated as the “Chamber of Deputies”).

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On April 23, 2014, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff enacted the Marco Civil da Internet (“Marco Civil”), Brazil’s first set of Internet regulations. The Marco Civil was approved by the Brazilian Senate on April 22, 2014. President Rousseff signed the law at the NETMundial Internet Governance conference in São Paulo, a global multistakeholder event on the future of Internet governance.

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