CyberNews | Edition 5 - 2024

May 31, 2024

In this edition of the Cybernews Newsletter, we highlight the main news that permeated
the digital and data protection landscape in the months of April and May 2024.

Big Techs such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet (Google) have invested heavily in cloud computing in the first quarter of this year, which has caused financial analysts to have positive expectations about the willingness to invest in the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI).

A proposal for international regulation on the use of generative AI was made by the prime minister of Japan at the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) event, held in Paris. In addition to Japan’s contribution to the technology, Brazil’s performance was also highlighted in a recent OECD report, due to the use of Artificial Intelligence by the Brazilian Office of the Controller General (CGU) to facilitate public access to information and its reports.

In the national context, the states of Bahia and Piauí have invested in the use of AI to gain efficiency in processes. The Bahia State Regional Court (TRE-BA) will use AI to fight fake news and misinformation in the 2024 municipal elections. The court has a specific department to deal with fake news created by AI, has its own robot and is investing in educational lectures on the subject at court schools in the state. The state of Piauí, by means of Law No. 8,369/2024, created the Secretariat of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy, becoming the first state to have a top secretariat focused on AI.


The Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) approved the Security Incident Reporting Regulation (RCIS in Portuguese), aiming to strengthen data protection in Brazil and ensure that controllers will properly notify data subjects in case of incidents. It also applied penalties to the Welfare Department for violations of LGPD, demonstrating a firm stance on compliance with the legislation.

Meanwhile, Public Prosecutors’ Offices in several states have implemented restrictions on access to public servers’ data, raising debates about privacy and transparency. In addition, leaders of the supreme courts from the G20 countries met to discuss the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in the judiciary system.

At the court level, the Supreme Court declared that providing registration and geolocation data is constitutional in cases of serious crimes, while São Paulo Court of Justice authorized a mother to access the digital data of her deceased daughter, recognizing digital assets as part of the succession.

We provide updates in the field of AI development over the world, including the types of technologies that have been receiving more investments, the actions that countries have taken to regulate this sector and how Brazil has incorporated these assets.

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