There is obviously no legislation about what you can ask people in Brazil. No holds back. Go for it all.
Here is what I was asked when I was trying to buy tickets to the aquarium.
Brazilian version of a U.S. Social Security number (this is quite common, though I would never give anyone my SS# in the U.S.)
Ok, pretty standard (except for the Brazilian SS#).
But here is where is gets weird…
My identification number
My date of birth
My level of education
(Remember, I’m only trying to purchase tickets to the Sao Paulo Aquarium, not applying for a job.)
My MARRIAGE status
(Remember, I’m only trying to purchase tickets to the Sao Paulo Aquarium, not applying to the Foreign Service.)
HOW MANY TIMES I’VE GIVEN BIRTH!
Seriously? And all the information was REQUIRED or I couldn’t proceed. Not optional. Required. Really? Why does the Sao Paulo Aquarium feel they require this information about me? What are they going to do with this information? Other than sell it.
Needless to say, I didn’t buy the tickets online.