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Posted in International/EU Privacy

IAPP Piece Outlines Organizational Impact of Brazil’s Proposed Privacy Laws

The Brazilian legislature is considering two privacy laws that have been in limbo but have found new life following revelations about US government spying. The Marco Civil da Internet would establish an “Internet Bill of Rights” with data protection requirements and obligations to preserve net neutrality. The Data Protection Bill would establish an EU-style framework for the processing of personal data. If the Brazilian legislature fails to pass the bills promptly or does not include the data localization measures discussed below in the final legislation, Brazil’s president may choose–to the extent permitted by Brazil’s constitution–to implement many of the privacy provisions contained in the proposed laws by executive decree.