A Resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, a project presented by Brazil, together with Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Mexico and the United States, was adopted by consensus at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Switzerland.
The resolution, which already counts on co-sponsoring 68 countries from different regions, reaffirms the right to privacy as provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The HRC document urges states to respect and protect the right to privacy, to stop violations, to provide effective remedies and to ensure that any restriction on the right to privacy must respect the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality.
In consideration of the Brazilian concern with the subject, currently drafts in the National Congress bills that aim at creating an efficient and modern regulatory framework for the protection of personal data.