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OCT 20, 2020 | BRAZIL

BSA and Global Data Alliance Applaud ANPD Directors’ Senate Confirmation

SÃO PAULO– October 20, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance and the Global Data Alliance congratulate Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Junior, Arthur Pereira Sabbat, Joacil Basilio Rael, Miriam Wimmer, and Nairane Farias Rabelo Leitão on being confirmed by the Brazilian Senate to serve on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Brazilian National Data Protection Authority (ANPD). According to the Brazilian Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD), ANPD’s important portfolio includes promoting awareness of personal data protection legislation and best practices and issuing guidance and regulations to implement various provisions of the LGPD, including those on international data transfers.

“The ANPD will play a critical role in advancing personal data protection in Brazil and coordinating efforts with a multitude of stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Brazil and abroad,” said Antonio Eduardo Mendes Da Silva, Country Manager – Brazil at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Practices and regulations that foster the responsible treatment of personal data are paramount to the continued promotion of trust in the global digital economy, of which Brazil is a key participant. BSA and the Global Data Alliance stand ready to contribute to ANPD’s important efforts.”

About the Global Data Alliance

The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. The Alliance supports policies that help instill trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements that restrict trade.

Alliance members include BSA members and American Express, Amgen, AT&T, Citi, ITB360, LEGO, Mastercard, Medtronic, Panasonic, Pfizer, Roche, United Airlines, Verizon, VISA, and WD-40 Company. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, health, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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