Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Posted on July 8, 2019 12:17 pm

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The Brazilian Senate has approved a proposal to add protection of data in digital platforms to the list of fundamental rights and individual citizen guarantees set out in the country’s constitution. According to senator Simone Tebet, rapporteur of the proposal – which will now be voted by the lower house of the National Congress – the federal government should be responsible for legislation. She noted that adding the topic to the constitution demonstrates central government recognizes the importance of the topic. “State and society should be entitled, as a general rule, to knowledge about each other, as long as there…