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Brazilian Minister Says Decree to Create Data Protection Authority is Ready for Publication

Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic Jorge Antônio de Oliveira Francisco has announced that the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (ANPD) is ready and may be published at any time. Brazilian Congress is due to vote on the Provisional Measure 959/2020 by Aug. 27, 2020, which temporarily delays the applicability of the new […]


BRAZIL PRIVACY

The Brazilian Constitution protects the private life of the individual as a fundamental right. In the past, this was given effect by a sectoral regulation on privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity matters. In August 2018, Congress passed legislation to change the data protection regime in Brazil (LGPD), which will become effective on August 16, 2020. […]


THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION LAW: A NEW PARADIGM FOR DATA PROTECTION IN BRAZIL

Brazil’s new data protection regulation will come into force in August 2020. The General Data Protection Law (LGPD in Portuguese), which adopts best practices on transparency, legal certainty, and efficiency, will make a difference in how companies in Brazil operate. The legislation has an extraterritorial application, meaning the law applies to any individual or organization, […]


BRAZIL’S DATA PROTECTION LAW: HR’S PERSPECTIVE

With less than a year remaining before Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (referred to as the LGPD) takes effect, HR professionals should start preparing. The LGPD—which regulates how companies, including employers, must process personal data such as employees’ identification numbers—takes effect Aug. 15, 2020, except for the provisions giving authority to create the National Data […]


BRAZILIAN DATA PROTECTION LAW: A COMPLEX PATCHWORK

Brazil has enacted the General Data Protection Law that establishes harmonized rules to be enforced against the public sector and private entities, big and small, regardless of their activities and/or sectors. The country has taken, therefore, a significant decision toward having a single approach when it comes to data protection principles, rights and obligations. The […]


Brazils New General Data

In August, Brazilian President Michel Temer signed into law the new General Data Protection Law (LGPD), which establishes a period of 18 months for data processing agents to adjust to its rules. The key provisions of the LGPD closely mirror the European Unions (EU) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and applies to any agent that […]


Foreign Professionals Wanted in Brazil

The Brazilian government is looking at ways to relax immigration rules to attract up to 10 times more skilled foreign professionals into the country to spur growth. Despite being the world’s sixth largest economy, Brazil is currently facing a talent deficit as companies struggle to find qualified workers to ramp up their operations. In the […]




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