Justice Rapporteur Alexandre de Moraes of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) granted a preliminary injunction, suspending a Provisional Measure issued by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in light of the spread of COVID-19. The Provisional Measure restricted provisions of the Access to Information Act suspending deadlines for public bodies to respond to information requests and demanding that information requests be presented again after the public crisis was over. The Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (CFOAB) questioned the Provisional Measure, defending Brazilians’ right to access public information. Justice Rapporteur Alexandre de Moraes reasoned that the Provisional Measure would turn the exception; confidentiality of public information – into the rule, thus damaging the public administration principles of disclosure and transparency. Thereafter, the full session of STF confirmed the preliminary decision delivered by Justice Rapporteur Alexandre de Moraes.