An important group of 18 entities, including ABES, representing various economic sectors in Brazil, publicly manifested in open letter the Minister of State for Justice, the Minister of State Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic and the Director-President of the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD), the need to resume the activities of the National Council for the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy (CNPD). These activities have been suspended since December 2022, and the directors' mandates end on August 9, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment for the same period.

Some excerpts from the letter highlight:

“Although relevant issues have arisen, not only related to the regulatory agenda of the Autarchy, but which could have the multisectoral contribution of the CNPD regarding the effectiveness of guaranteeing the fundamental right to the protection of personal data, since the beginning of this year, the Advisory Board of ANPD has not met, nor been urged to act and is unable to fully exercise its role of social representation, when it could actively collaborate on important regulatory issues related to data protection and privacy.


Unfortunately, a significant part of the Advisory Board's composition, more particularly the full and alternate members who represent Brazilian society, are on the verge of having their mandates terminated. There is not even any news about a new appointment process or even about the reappointment of these Directors.


We emphasize that, in an increasingly digitized world, the protection of personal data becomes crucial for the safety and dignity of people, so much so that it is elevated to constitutional recognition as a fundamental human right, as well as for the economic and social development of the country.

Attentive to the facts, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and demand concrete actions to guarantee effective social participation in the construction of a national system for the protection of personal data and privacy in Brazil”.

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