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GUIDE TO ASSESS THE INTERFERENCE OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

In February 2020, the European Data Protection Board released a recommendation guide on essential guarantees for surveillance measures implemented under the European General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR.

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FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN ITALY

The fight against corruptionin Italy has always been a great challenge, considering the difficulties inconfronting organized crime, especially the mafia, which has received differentnames depending on the region, such as the Camorra in Naples, the Cosa Nostrain Sicily, and the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria.

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BRAZILIAN POWER SUPPLY CRISIS AND COMPANY STANCES

Brazil is currently going through the most severe water shortage in the last 91 years, according to CNN. This impacts the power supply crisis, leading to notice after notice  on increases in the consumer's electricity bill, determined by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel), as more expensive energy sources such as thermoelectric plants need to be activated or have their production increased to compensate for the limitations imposed on hydroelectric power plants, as they have no input material.

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LACK OF REGULATION FOR DATA PROTECTION OFFICERS GIVES RISE TO UNCERTAINTIES ON THEIR ROLE

The Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD) entered into force in September 2020, introducing the role of Data Protection Officer (DPO). In the Act, the role is described as the person appointed by the controller and processor to act as a communication channel between the controller, the data subjects and the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD).

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ESG for laymen!

In the corporate world of finance, ESG is “in”. Indeed, ESG is an acronym of three words in English, meaning environmental, social, and governance.

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DISCOUNT ON MEDICATION - A SOURCE OF CONCERN FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR

In May 2021, the State of Arkansas in the United States published the HB1709 bill prohibiting manufacturers from offering discount on any product containing insulin, with the exception of the discount provided directly to the end user in the form of a pharmaceutical manufacturer discount coupon and which can be obtained through the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs e-prescribing service.

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THE LACK OF PROPORTIONALITY IN THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION LAW

The General Data Protection Law (LGPD) established 10 (ten) principles that must be observed in the activities of processing personal data.

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THE COMPLIANCE POLICY FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL MONETARY COUNCIL

The National Monetary Council (CMN) has regulated – through the CMN Resolution 4,595, of August 28, 2017 - the compliance policy applicable to financial institutions authorized to operate in Brazil by the Central Bank, but not applicable to consortium administrators and payment institutions.

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EUROPEAN BODIES APPROVE JOINT PROPOSAL TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF AI FOR AUTOMATED RECOGNITION

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) announced on June 21st, 2021 that they have approved a joint opinion on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (AI).

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THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF INELIGIBLE AND SUSPENDED COMPANIES (CEIS) AND THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF PUNISHED COMPANIES (CNEP)

Brazil published its Anti-Corruption Law - Law 12. 846, on August 1, 2013, whereby companies were committed to administrative and civil liability, with regard specifically to acts related to corruption, fraud in tenders and creating impeding circumstances for investigation or inspection. Unfortunately, the Brazilian legislator missed a great opportunity to criminalize companies’ operation and conduct, as is already the case in some countries.

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ANPD RELEASED GUIDELINES ON DATA PROCESSING AGENTS

The National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) released a Guidance Guide for the Definitions of Personal Data Processing Agents and the Data Protection Officer on May 27, 2021.

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THE LIFE OF CRACKERS HAS BECOME MORE DIFFICULT

The Senate news agency reported on May 28, 2021 that the president finally signed Bill 4554/2020, passing Law 14,155 of May 27, 2021, which modified the penal code to specifically deliberate on cybercrime, focusing on:

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COOKIES, UNDERSTAND IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!

There are many definitions out there for cookies, but the one I like the most is found on the Positivo website, as well as some other websites, which clarifies that cookies are simple text files sent by the website to the browser the first time you visit it. A simple and effective definition. It’s there so that when the user visits the website again, their browser sends the data collected by the cookie, depending on its goal.

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