Brazil plans to bring in a “fake news” law, with serious implications for everyone’s privacy, no matter where they live

Brazil plans to bring in a “fake news” law, with serious implications for everyone’s privacy, no matter where they live

Initially, the law would have required “large” social networks and private messaging services – that is, those that offer services in Brazil, and have more than two million users – to identify every account’s user by gathering information derived from national identity cards.

Brazilian General Data Protection Law – Overview and Implications

Brazilian General Data Protection Law – Overview and Implications

Here are some key highlights about LGPD: General principles: The main principles that all private and public entities must take into account when processing personal data are purpose, adequacy, free access, data quality, security, prevention of damage, accountability, transparency, need limitation, and non-discrimination.

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

Social networks and private messaging applications would be obliged to keep the chain of all communications that have been forwarded tracking all its nodes, regardless of the distribution of the content was done maliciously at the source or along the chain.

Private Internet Access reveals physical locations of 35 geo-located regions

Private Internet Access reveals physical locations of 35 geo-located regions

Private Internet Access made the decision to start offering geo-located regions as a way to re-enter regions like Russia and Brazil that we have previously had to leave due to regulatory reasons as well as a way to offer quality VPN exit nodes in regions where we were unable to source high quality VPN servers.List of Private Internet Access geo-located regions and their physical locations.

Private Internet Access to expand network with 30 geo-located regions

Private Internet Access to expand network with 30 geo-located regions

These geo-located regions will still be bare metal VPN servers located in safe data centers under privacy-respecting regulations as is our standard for performance.In 2019 , Private Internet Access closed down its Brazilian exit gateways due to internet regulations in the region that could be used to attempt to force VPN servers to log.

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday it fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing user data.

Uber to allow audio recording of rides, aiming to launch feature in US

Uber to allow audio recording of rides, aiming to launch feature in US

Uber will allow passengers and drivers in Brazil and Mexico to record audio of their rides as it attempts to improve its safety record and image, and eventually it hopes to launch the feature into other markets including the United States.

We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways

We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways

Private Internet Access is removing servers in Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa.Private Internet Access is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and our legal team continually works to evaluate the internet logging laws in the countries where we operate servers.

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Brazil to add digital data protection to fundamental rights

Earlier this year, the National Authority for Personal Data Protection has also been created , with attributions including the creation of frameworks on how to handle information and guide organizations on how to adhere to the rules.

Facebook, Google, Apple, Other Data-Driven Firms, Defy The Global Move To Strong Privacy Regulations

Facebook, Google, Apple, Other Data-Driven Firms, Defy The Global Move To Strong Privacy Regulations

In addition to the EU’s GDPR (which has already generated over €56 million in fines since its implementation in May 2018), California’s CCPA and Brazil’s LGPD privacy regulations—passed last year to go into effect in 2020—more data privacy legislation is in the works, including at other US states like Massachusetts, as well as countries such as India and Japan.

Brazil in 2019: Free Speech and Privacy in the Crosshairs. What Are the Threats?

Brazil in 2019: Free Speech and Privacy in the Crosshairs. What Are the Threats?

The current text of a Bolsonaro’s bill , which he wrote as a congressman, replaces the previous requirement of court orders with a pre-authorization for specific law enforcement agents, connected to the Brazilian Army and police, to obtain communications metadata (defined by Law n.

Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians

Apache Misconfig Leaks Data on 120 Million Brazilians

“Two simple security measures could have prevented this: not renaming the main index.html file or prohibiting access through .htaccess configuration. “What was originally misconfigured to be accessible by IP address was reconfigured as a functional website with an authenticated alibabaconsultas.com domain that redirected to its login panel,” it explained.

Over half of Brazil's population exposed in security incident

Over half of Brazil's population exposed in security incident

A publicly accessible server containing unique taxpayer registry identification numbers for Brazilian nationals has been discovered, placing as many as 120 million citizens at risk. According to security firm InfoArmor, who discovered the incident, the information related to about 57 percent of Brazil's population was leaked by a misconfigured server earlier this year.

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest internet service providers (ISP) has exposed private information on all 32 million of its users. This latest exposure of 32 million Brazilians private internet logs and IP addresses is a cherry on top that should remind internet users everywhere, but especially in Brazil, that things are precarious.

HIDE AND SEEK Tracking NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware to Operations in 45 Countries

HIDE AND SEEK Tracking NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware to Operations in 45 Countries

We found suspected NSO Pegasus infections associated with 33 of the 36 Pegasus operators we identified in 45 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Zambia.