A data protection bill is making its way through Brazil, ZDNet reports. The legislation is inspired by the EU General Data Protection Regulation and would require organizations to obtain consent before personal information is used. If the bill becomes law, a government body called the National Data Protection Authority would be created and tasked with monitoring data protection efforts and handing out sanctions for violations. The bill will need to be examined by the Brazilian Senate, as well as the Science, Technology and Innovation Commission and the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Commission. Editor's Note: Attorney Dirceu Santa Rosa recently wrote about the legislation in The Privacy Advisor (article in Spanish).
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