A report made available by Data Privacy Br Research shows that the personal data protection policy does not impose absolute restrictions on the disclosure of the CAR data because it is a strategy to combat deforestation
With the support of iCS, the study “Environmental policies, public transparency and data protection: the legal feasibility of the sharing of personal data within the scope of the Rural Environmental Registry [CAR]” was published, carried out by Data Privacy Br Research. The document confirms that LGPD does not impose absolute restrictions on the disclosure of the CAR personal data, such as the CPF. This is fundamental for a strategy to combat deforestation, because it allows for the identification of offenders. The document includes the following recommendations:
- Opening the CAR database in order to identify landowners related to deforestation alerts;
- Amendment of the normative instructions to expand the list of CAR data that must be published and to avoid the approach of confidentiality regarding personal data;
- Training of public employees involved in the analysis of requests for access to information related to the environmental issue in order to guarantee the appropriate and secure treatment of the data.
The full report can be accessed here.