On September 25, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth (“CIPL”) and the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (“IDP”) had the first of a series of workshops for their joint project on “Brazilian Data Protection Implementation and Effective Regulation.” This is an exclusive project that aims to contribute to the debates around the Brazilian Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (“LGPD”)), including the development of good practices for data governance and the implementation and enforcement of this law. As part of this project, CIPL will organize additional multi-stakeholder workshops, webinars and training sessions, and prepare white papers on key topics for data protection in Brazil.

The first workshop gathered a variety of stakeholders including leading global and Brazilian companies, Brazilian and international policymakers, academics and civil society. Attendees had broad, intensive and pragmatic discussions concerning LGPD implementation and the establishing a smart, efficient and technically skilled Brazilian Data Protection Authority. Conversations also touched on ensuring compatibility and interoperability between the Brazilian and international data protection frameworks, as well as the need to ensure that economic and digital development in Brazil is complemented and supported by effective privacy protections for individuals.

The partnership between CIPL and IDP through this 14 month-long project combines global and local data protection perspectives, experience and expertise that that will drive benefits to both Brazilian and international participants and stakeholders in this project. CIPL invites privacy professionals, law firms, private organizations and public institutions to engage in the debates and take part in this project. For more details on how to participate, please contact Michelle Marcoot (mmarcoot@hunton.com) and Giovanna Carloni (GCarloni@hunton.com).