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Brazilian consumers seek moral damages for leaked data

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The General Data Protection Act (LGPD) has "caught on." Consumers have been turning to the courts to claim compensation for leaked personal data. However, for now, courts are divided on a point that experts consider to be key: the need for evidence to justify awarding "moral damages".

This is the most common claim among the 660 lawsuits on conflicts related to personal data protection brought between January and mid-June, according to a survey by LBCA law firm.

The vast majority (636 lawsuits) were brought in the State of São Paulo. Only 26 cases are . . .

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