In Brazil, data protection is a fundamental right.
On February 10, the Brazilian Congress approved a project that includes the right to data protection in the Brazilian constitution, transferring to the federal government the authority to supervise and create laws on the subject—thus preventing states and municipalities from creating their own legislation and, by doing so, violating citizens’ rights.
Brazil is still lagging behind in the topic and the application of its General Data Protection Law (the Brazilian version of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation), but it is taking a big step towards guaranteeing respect for the privacy of its citizens.
It was also announced that, after 32 years, the work of identifying the bones of guerrillas who fought the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985) and were buried in mass graves in the Perus cemetery in São Paulo is coming to an end, closing yet another sad chapter in the country’s history. Forty disappeared people are believed to be buried in the cemetery in clandestine graves.
The good news, however, has been overshadowed by the catastrophe that has hit several regions of the country caused by rains that have been lashing Brazil since the end of last year.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 28/02/2022.