International Data Protection in Brazil Germany and Poland


In recent years, Brazil has experienced expanding internet access and smartphone usage. This has largely made the country not only one of the biggest markets for social networking websites and games but also for growing e-commerce ventures. One of the most important challenges in the digital economy era is the protection of personal data. Both Brazilian and foreign online companies are well advised to familiarize themselves with the privacy obligations and provisions impacting data handling set forth in the new Brazilian Internet Act.

Germany and Poland have data protection laws harmonised with EU rules, which affect virtually any collection, processing and transfer of personal data. This includes not only direct marketing and e-commerce practices but also intragroup data transfer and post-merger integration matters. Indeed, the outsourcing and integration of certain business operations, such as human resources management or the operation of software applications, often requires the transfer of personal data concerning employees and customers to a shared service centre. As a result, the companies involved should conduct thorough data protection analyses in order to ensure solid legal compliance.

Download (English): Newsletter Brazil Desk December 2014
Download (Portuguese):
 Newsletter Brazil Desk December 2014