Biz Groups Ask Brazil For Assurance On Data Transfer Rules

By Sarah Martinson (September 10, 2020, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Two U.S.-based associations representing software and telecommunications providers asked the Brazilian government for interim guidance on international data transfers before a newly formed enforcement agency issues new protocols to protect personal data next year.

The Software Alliance, also known as BSA, and the Global Data Alliance, which includes BSA members, said in a Wednesday letter to Brazilian government officials that their members, including Microsoft, AT&T, Pfizer and United Airlines, need legal certainty that their current data transfer practices will be permitted when they are based on internationally accepted standards and consistent with the overall objectives of Brazil's Personal Data Protection Law....

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