Covid-19: Brazil’s top prosecutor defends telecoms data collection scheme

Our partner Marcela Mattiuzzo has spoken to Global Data Review about an Executive Order issued by the Brazilian Presidency on April 17th, determining that telecom companies should share their customers’ data with  the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), responsible for statistical research in the country.

Specialists have argued and demonstrated that there are viable, safe, and consistent ways to a much smaller share of citizens’ data and still carry out equally effective research. That means individuals’ rights are being harmed unnecessarily,”

Read the full interview (in English) here.

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