In force since mid-September, the general law on data protection does not yet have a supervisory body, scheduled only for 2021. Now, the Presidency of the Republic has published in the Official Journal five candidatures for the Governing Council of the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD).
Among the candidates are three soldiers – like the president of the council – and two civilians. The initial terms will last up to six years. The main name is that of Colonel Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Junior. He is the current president of Telebras and is a graduate of the Institute of Military Engineering, with a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília (UnB).
The other two soldiers are Colonel Arthur Pereira Sabbat and Lieutenant-Colonel Joacil Basilio Rael. The first has been the director of the information security service of the Office for Institutional Security of the Presidency of the Republic since 2019 and is expected to remain at the ANPD for five years.
The second will have a four-year term and is a computer engineer from the Institute of Military Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in military science from the Agulhas Negras military academy, a master’s in systems and computer science also from the IME and a doctorate. in Information Sciences from the University of Brasília.
Among the civilians, there are two women. Nairane Farias Rabelo Leitão – who will remain for three years – is a lawyer, partner at Serur, Camara, Mac Dowell, Meira Lins, Moura and Rabelo Advogados. She specializes in administrative and environmental law and, since 2018, leads a study group on data protection and privacy.
Finally, there is the current director of telecommunications at the Department of Communications, Miriam Wimmer, who will serve for two years. She holds a doctorate in communications and cultural policies from the University of Brasília, a master’s degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Institute of Public Law of Brasiliense – IDP.
Jair Bolsonaro’s five nominations will have to undergo a pre-hearing in the Federal Senate and then obtain authorization.
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