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Wednesday, March 30 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Data protection in the Global South: towards an enforcement framework

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This session intends to address the challenges of enforcing national privacy laws and redressing privacy harm in a globalized market, particularly in the Global South. Big markets such as Brazil, India and South Africa are struggling either to pass data protection legislation or to create strong Data Protection Authorities. In addition, often times privacy violations come from companies that are solely based in other jurisdictions, like the United States. Lacking effective enforcement mechanisms, some countries may adopt radical measures such as the recent Brazilian court decision blocking WhatsApp in the entire country.

In light of that, this session will promote a discussion about strategies to provide these countries with more effective enforcement alternatives. In order to do so, it will be important to reflect on the role of the FTC in policing *foreign* privacy violations.

Especially after the Safe Harbour Agreement's invalidation in Europe, this is an opportunity to broaden the scope of the discussion and make it more relevant for the Global South, where typically privacy protection is merely granted on paper but rarely effective in practice.

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Bhairav Acharya

Lawyer and Policy Analyst, Supreme Court of India
I am a privacy, technology, and free speech lawyer who has practised constitutional law in India's appellate courts for ten years, including in the Indian Supreme Court. I am closely involved in the movement for an Indian privacy law. I am associated with an ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court regarding wiretaps, privacy, and press freedoms. I have worked with the technology industry and civil society organizations to propose a draft law on... Read More →
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Dennys Antonialli

Executive Director, InternetLab
PhD candidate in Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), where he also earned his bachelor of laws degree (LL.B., 2008). He holds a “Master of the Science of Law” degree from Stanford Law School (J.S.M., 2011) and a “Master of Law and Business” from Bucerius Law School/WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany (MLB, 2010). Dennys has worked in the technology and civil liberties team of the Policy Department of... Read More →
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Luis Fernando Garcia

Director, R3D
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Nithan Sannappa

Attorney, Privacy and Data Security, Federal Trade Commission
Nithan Sannappa is a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where he enforces federal consumer protection laws concerning privacy and data security, including Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  As lead attorney on a number of the Commission’s high profile privacy and data security cases, such... Read More →

Wednesday March 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Nest

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