Brazilian Congress passed an amendment to Article 5 of the constitution that gives citizens the fundamental right to personal data protection, ZDNet reports. The amendment is an unchangeable clause, which means protections for citizens can only be expanded. Supporters said the amendment elevated the General Data Protection Law into the constitution and would improve the investment climate for the technology and communications sectors. However, critics said proposals approved by the Lower House of Congress did not establish an independent data protection regulator.
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