We are a
non-profit civil society organization
that promotes the protection of personal data and other fundamental rights in the face of the emergence of new technologies,
social inequalities, and power asymmetries.
We believe that the protection of personal data is one of the foundations of democracy and it needs to be considered from the perspective of social justice and power asymmetries.
We work to promote a culture of data protection and to ensure that digital rights are fundamental rights for everyone
, carrying out research that is open to the public, guided by a strong social commitment and with ethical funding.
Lines and Projects
Governance and Regulation
In this line of action, we monitor, analyze, and influence regulatory processes and institutional arrangements for the protection of personal data. In addition to understanding how authorities work and interact at a national and international level, we also encourage and participate in debate activities with governmental, non-governmental, and private sector organizations.
Asymmetries and Power
With an eye on datafication processes and their impacts on society, in this line of research, we seek to understand power and information asymmetries that are created or intensified by the advancement of technologies and the massive use of personal data by governments and companies. This work starts from an understanding of how technologies relate to social processes of marginalization, discrimination, and violence from the lens of social identities such as gender, class and race.
Digital Platforms and Markets
As digital platforms and markets gain increased centrality in civic life, so do their impacts on democratic rights and processes. In this context, there is a growing intersection with data protection and its relationship with other spheres, such as electoral, competition, and (hyper)vulnerable groups spheres, such as the rights of children and adolescents.
Inclusive Digital Transformation in the T20
The year 2024 marks Brazil's presidency in the G20, the group of the world's largest economies, chaired by our country for the first time. It is a year of great opportunity for Brazil to influence a broad global governance agenda, prioritizing issues such as inequality, climate change, and, of course, digital transformations.
Data Privacy Brasil, Paradigm Initiative and Aapti Institute announce the launch of the “Datafication and Democracy Fund”
The fund aims to finance activities that strengthen the work of NGOs in the Global South on issues of datafication and democracy
Data Privacy Global Conference 2023: an overview
The second edition of the Data Privacy Global Conference brought together professionals from more than one hundred civil, business and government organizations in a two-day event in the city of São Paulo, between November 27th and 28th, 2023. With more than 20 sponsors, the 2023 DPGC edition was a public success, with more than 250 participants.
Recentering User Needs in Digital Financial Infrastructures: The Global South Way
Through India’s G20 leadership in 2023, global agendas of digital transformation and financial growth have come to be intimately reoriented to challenges, priorities and special developments in the Global South.
Data Privacy Global Conference 2023 started today
Data Privacy Global Conference, organized by Data Privacy Brasil, started this Monday (November 27th) in São Paulo, at the ESPM School.
Ethical and Transparent Financing Policy
We believe that ethical funding is a key element in an independent non-profit organization. Our ethical and transparent financing policy establishes criteria that allow donations to be made ethically and based on our principles, thus providing for situations where a donation may be rejected or considered incompatible. The Policy determines an independent evaluation system for donations above two hundred thousand reais and sets the functioning of the Independent Reviewers Group.download do pdf
Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
In addition to ethics and strict parameters for funding the organization's activities, we are also committed to unrestricted respect for all employees and the setup of formal and informal mechanisms for reporting any case of discrimination or harassment in the work environment. The purpose of the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy is to create and clarify the means of communication and support for NGO members, in addition to training them with ethical behavior guidelines.download do pdf
Conflict of Interest Policy
The Conflict-of-Interest Policy provides procedures to harmonize the multiple engagements of the Association's employees in projects parallel to those they conduct internally, considering the dynamics of their activities and their research. The Policy creates an Internal Committee to evaluate cases in which there may be conflicts between the interests of employees and of the Association.download do pdf