Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) and its legislative steps

Posted on: 8/4/2020

Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD)

By Pedro Zardo Junior

Under the reflexes of COVID19, the Brazilian Senate approved the Bill 1179/2020 about the entry into force of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) to January 2021 with the penalties related to non-compliance enforceable from August 2021, under the justification that 85% of Brazilian companies are not ready to be in compliance, according to Serasa Experian research, and the Brazilian National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) is not operating, which would hinder the sanctions. 

The bill goes to the House of Representatives where it may find greater resistance to be approved once the LGPD was approved in 2018, enough time for companies and government adequacy, as well as it is a discredit to the companies that have adopted the arrangements under the LGPD. 

In any case, we are able to assist our clients to deal with the LGPD, as it is undeniable that this law will come into force. The actual scenario about labor activities creates the urgent need for new technologies, which can enhance the cybercriminal actions and the companies´ responsibility under the LGPD rules.

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