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ANPD’s Board of Directors appointed
President Bolsonaro appoints five Directors to govern the new ANPD

On October 15, 2020, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed five directors to the new Board of the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD). The nominees are:

Waldemar WALDEMAR GONÇALVES ORTUNHO JUNIOR
Chairman of the Board


Mandate: 6 years
Background: Colonel in the Brazilian Army, Chairman of Telebras since 2019. Mr. Junior is an Electronics Engineer who graduated from the Military Engineering Institute (IME) and completed a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasília. He has over 40 years of experience in the Defense and Communications Ministries, working on aspects of information technology: telecommunications, broadcasting, and computing.

Arthur ARTHUR PEREIRA SABBAT

Mandate: 5 years
Background: Colonel in the Brazilian Army, Director of Information Security in the Brazilian Institutional Security Cabinet. Mr. Sabbat is an information security expert with expertise in cybersecurity, data protection, and risk management. He has contributed to the development of Brazil’s National Policy for Information Security.

Joacil JOACIL BASILIO RAEL

Mandate: 4 years
Background: Former Brazilian Army, Advisor to Telebras. Mr. Rael is a Computer Engineer who graduated from the Military Engineering (IME). He also holds a Master’s degree in Computing and Systems from the IME and a Doctorate in Information Science from the University of Brasília.

Nairane NAIRANE FARIAS RABELO LEITÃO

Mandate: 3 years
Background: Attorney at Law. Ms. Leitão deals with regulatory law, privacy, and data protection matters.

Waldemar MIRIAM WIMMER

Mandate: 2 years
Background: Director of Telecommunication Services in the Communications Ministry. Ms. Wimmer has been working on telecommunications issues in government since 2007. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and a Doctorate in Communication and Cultural Policy from the University of Brasília. She also holds a CIPP/E certification issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Wimmer teaches on law, technology, and innovation at the Brazilian Institute of Public Law. She also teaches digital law and data protection at several other institutions, including the Paulista School of Law, the Rio de Janeiro Institute of Technology and Society, and the National School of Public Administration.

The Senate will still need to approve these nominations during scrutiny sessions scheduled for next week.

Our team is closely monitoring any developments regarding LGPD and assisting clients on compliance projects. For more information regarding this matter, please e-mail us at dataprivacy@lickslegal.com.

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