Brazil, Canada Lead Surge In Global Privacy Law Expansion

By Allison Grande (September 17, 2020, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A new Brazilian data protection law and proposed changes to Canada's privacy regime highlight the enhanced liability risks that businesses face around the world as countries race to craft personalized ways to regulate the use and sharing of personal data. 

While the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and California's landmark consumer privacy law have dominated headlines in recent years, countries around the world are increasingly taking their own steps to ensure citizens' data is protected from misuse, even as legislative bodies adjust their priorities amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Contrary to the slowdown in other areas, the pace of change in the privacy...

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