In 2022, the European Union (EU) approved a package of regulations consisting of the Digital Market Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). While the DSA addresses consumer protection legislation, the DMA aims to promote fair competition and equity in digital markets.

Both acts include specific data protection provisions, reflecting this theme’s growing importance in today’s digital landscape.

The regulations came into force in the first semester of 2024 and have extraterritorial applicability. They also include rules to promote the best interests of children and adolescents in the digital environment.

In this context, CONANDA Resolution No. 245/2024 came into force, establishing guidelines to protect the rights of children and adolescents in the digital environment, including explicit provisions on personal data processing. The Resolution highlights the importance of obtaining free and prior consent from those responsible, which must be requested for specific purposes and, whenever possible, involving the child or adolescent, taking into account their level of maturity, especially in commercial and advertising contexts.

For more information on the Regulations, click HERE.

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