After the manifestation of the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) on the biggest data leak in the history of Brazil, which occurred last month, now, the federal police opened an investigation to investigate the action.

The goal is to find the source of the leak of information from 223 million people, and to identify possible criminals. The mega-leak exposed information not only from citizens, but also from the country's authorities.


According to G1, the opening of the investigation was motivated by a request sent to the corporation on January 28 by the ANPD itself. It is worth remembering that the federal public administration body is responsible for monitoring matters related to data protection and to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Law (LGPD).

Federal police will investigate the biggest data leak ever occurred in Brazil. Credits: Marcelo Camargo / Agência Brasil

In addition, also on Wednesday (03), the Federal Supreme Court (STF) stated that it will include the leak and the possible sale over the internet of CPFs and personal data of the ministers in what is known as the investigation of fake news. Minister Alexandre de Moraes said that “the commercialization of private and confidential information and data of members of this Court [STF] directly affects intimacy, privacy and personal safety of its members ”.

Data leakage

The largest information leak ever occurred in Brazil exposed information from 223,74 million Brazilians, including authorities such as the president Jair Bolsonaro and STF ministers. Surprisingly, some data from these authorities was also found being sold on website. The information is being marketed in packages starting at $ 500.

Unlike other leaks, this one exposed much more detailed information about Brazilians. In this sense, CPF, name, address, income, income tax, face photos, Bolsa Família participants, credit scores, among others.

Due to the leak of data from ministers, STF included the case of the fake news investigation. Credits: Marcello Casal Jr / Agência Brasil

Initially, the suspicion was that the information originated in the Serasa Experian. That's because, among the data released, are the credit scores of individuals, as well as data from an internal company system called Mosaic. However, the company said it carried out in-depth investigations into its systems and found no loopholes.

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