What is the LGPD?
Last Updated: March 18, 2020
The LGPD, or Lei Geral de Protecao de Dados, is Brazil’s version of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It goes into effect on August 15, 2020. Similar to the GDPR, the LGPD requires companies to comply with requirements related to the processing of personal data. By providing protection to personal data, Brazil is anticipating an increase in business investments, especially in the digital economy. The safety provided to consumers and businesses alike benefit everyone.
The LGPD defines data processing principles, outlines what personal data is covered, and develops the ANPD, a new entity responsible for overseeing and enforcing data protection laws across Brazil.
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