RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government issued a decree yesterday, October 10th, establishing the rules for sharing citizen data collected and processed by federal administrative bodies, in addition to defining requirements for access to records and limitations. The rule also created the Citizen's Basic Registry, a list containing general information on people registered by Federal Executive institutions.
The Executive is the owner of the largest databases in the country. Individual registrations, national driver's licenses, income tax returns, pensions, and social benefits are only a few of the instances where millions of records are collected, stored and managed . . .