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Director of NetLab participates in the XXI National Congress of the Public Ministry of Consumer

From left to right: Lítia Cavalcanti, Marie Santini and Bruno Bioni | Photo: Reproduction

Between the 13th and 15th of September, Mackenzie Presbyterian University hosted the XXI National Congress of the Public Ministry of the Consumer. The central theme was “The Challenges for Adequate Consumer Protection”.

The event was promoted by the Center for Studies and Functional Improvement / School of the Public Ministry of São Paulo, together with the Center for Civil Operational Support and Collective Guardianship of the Public Ministry of São Paulo (MPSP), the Mackenzie Presbyterian University and the National Association of the Public Ministry of the Consumer.

It welcomed academics and legal professionals, as well as members of civil consumer protection entities, providing the legal community with the opportunity for training and updating on contemporary topics in the sector.

The director of the Laboratory of Internet and Social Network Studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (NetLab UFRJ), Rose Marie Santini, was one of the speakers on the opening panel of the second day of the event, entitled “LGPD, Responsibility of Digital Platforms and Consumer

Bruno Bioni, director and co-founder of Data Privacy Brasil, Guilherme Magalhães Martins, director of the National Association of Public Prosecutors of the Consumer (MPRJ) and Lítia Cavalcanti, consumer protection prosecutor at the Public Ministry of the State of Maranhão sat on the panel, mediating the presentations.

In her speech, professor Marie Santini highlighted the importance of the General Law for Data Protection (LGPD) in the context of the responsibility of digital platforms, also drawing attention to issues such as the use of user data by platforms, the lack of transparency in the business model of these companies and the consequences of this for society.

Throughout the event, topics such as legal pragmatism and new vulnerabilities in consumer relations and digital law were discussed, among other discussions that require in-depth study and constant debate by groups working in the area.

The panel was broadcast live and is available on YouTube.


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