(Side Event) CPDP LatAm: New Regulations, Cross-Border Data Flows, and Covid19 in Latin America


  • Luca Belli


  • Nelson Remolina
  • Miriam Wimmer
  • Katitza Rodriguez
  • Renato Monteiro
  • Pablo Palazzi
  • Hannah Draper

Organisation: FGV-Rio Law School - Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School (BR)

Room: Grand Hall Online

Timing: 18:30 - 19:45 on 27 January 2021

This side event will explore the latest data protection advancements, trends, and challenges in Latin America. Particular attention will be dedicated to new data protection frameworks in the region, challenges for cross border data flows, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on data protection. This debate aims at opening the path to CPDP Latam (www.cpdp.lat), a new Latin American platform to discuss privacy, data protection and technology. CPDP LatAm encompasses the Latin American editions of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, the MyData conference, and Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC). The 1st Latin American edition of the CPDP conference will be held in July 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, at Fundação Getulio Vargas.

This side event will focus on key issues to be further explored by CPDP LatAm 2021, which will be dedicated to Data Protection in Latin America: Democracy, Innovation and Regulation.

• Cross-Border Data Flows
• New Data Protection frameworks in LatAm
• Data protection best practices and worst practices in LatAm
• International data transfers and adequacy mechanisms


Luca Belli

Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School (BR)

Luca Belli is Professor of Law and Head of the CyberBRICS Project at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, Rio de Janeiro, and Associated Researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. His research focuses on data protection regulations, Internet access policy, and digital policy in the BRICS countries.
Professor Belli has worked for and been consulted by various international organisations and national regulators, including the Council of Europe, the International Telecommunications Union, the Internet Society and the French Telecoms Regulators. His works have been published or quoted by numerous media outlets, including Le Monde, BBC, The Hill, O Globo, El Pais and La Stampa.


Nelson Remolina

Superintendent for the Protection of Personal Data, CO

Miriam Wimmer

Brazilian National Data Protection Authority (BR)

Miriam Wimmer is a Director of the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados, the Brazilian national data protection authority. She holds a PhD degree in Communications and Cultural Policy from the Faculty of Communication of the University of Brasilia, and a Master degree in Public Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She is a professional civil servant since 2007 and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), with experience in senior positions in different public organizations. She is also a Professor at the Law School of Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público - IDP and guest lecturer on digital law and personal data protection at several other institutions.

Katitza Rodriguez

EFF Policy Director for Global Privacy, PE

Renato Monteiro

Data Privacy Brasil (BR)

Renato Leite Monteiro is a PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo. LL.M in Technology Law by NYU and NUS. He was a study visitor and consultant for the Data Protection Department at the Council of Europe. He actively collaborated with the discussions and drafting of the General Data Protection Law of Brazil - LGPD. Founder and Director of Data Privacy Brasil

Pablo Palazzi

Center for Technology and Society Universidad de San Andrés (AR)

Mr. Palazzi is partner of Allende & Brea, a law firm in Buenos Aires, in the IT & IP Department. Before that, he worked as a foreign associate at Morrison & Foester LLP in New York.
Mr. Palazzi obtained his law degree at the School of Law of Universidad Católica. In May 2,000 he obtained an LL.M. from Fordham Law School (New York). He is admitted to practice law in Argentina and in New York. Mr. Palazzi´s clients includes several Internet companies, social networks, online payment systems, hardware and software manufacturers, online retail companies, healthcare providers and manufacturer of healthcare devices, and companies in the banking, insurance, IT, retail and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Palazzi was involved in the drafting of the nation data protection act and its regulations and also in the data protection law for the city of Buenos Aires.
Mr. Palazzi has written several books in Spanish on data protection matters including: “International transfer of personal data to Latin America” (Ad Hoc, 2003), “Credit Reporting Law” (Astrea, 2008) and a comment to the data protection law of Argentina; in Europe Mr. Palazzi coordinated the book “Challenges of privacy and data protection law - Perspectives of European U.S. law” (Larcier, 2008), edited together with Prof. Yves Poullet and María Verónica Pérez Asinari.
Mr. Palazzi is a member of the editorial board of International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University), a founding member and current director of the Latin American Data Protection Law Review (annual law review on data protection), and member also of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where he is the KnowledgeNet chair for Buenos Aires. He has been a frequent speaker at PLI seminars in New York, the IAPP summit in Washington DC and the Privacy Laws & Business conference at Cambridge (UK).

Hannah Draper

Open Society Foundations (INT)

Hannah Draper works for Open Society’s Information Program to uphold digital rights in law and policy, including efforts to reform state surveillance to align with international rights frameworks. She is concerned with the impact of info-tech on equality and enfranchisement; the role of info-tech in securitisation; and the appropriate use of techno-solutions deployed to resolve complex socio-economic and political situations. Draper is a co-founder of www.Indela.fund, which provides grants specific to the needs of the Latin American digital rights field; and OSF's Initiative for Accountability & Human Rights in Digital ID. She co-leads OSF’s work on rights safeguards in health tech, and is an advisor to www.cpdp.lat.