On March 1, 2021, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted a response to the new Brazilian data protection authority’s call for preliminary inputs on the impact of the Brazilian data protection law on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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On January 28, 2021, international Data Privacy Day, the newly formed Brazilian data protection authority published its regulatory strategy for 2021-2023 and work plan for 2021-2022 (in Portuguese). This post includes an overview of both strategies, as well as details about the newly formed authority.
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On October 15, 2020, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro officially nominated the five Directors of the new Brazilian data protection authority, as published in the Brazilia Official Journal. The Decree establishing the ANPD is now fully in effect; however, all five nominations still need to be approved by the Brazilian Senate.
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On September 1, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth and the Centro de Direito, Internet e Sociedade of Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público released a new paper on the “Top Priorities for Public and Private Organizations to Effectively Implement the New Brazilian General Data Protection Law.” This blog entry highlights the 12 priorities that organizations subject to the LGPD should consider to effectively implement the law.
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On August 20, 2020, Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, Jorge Antônio de Oliveira Francisco, announced that the administrative decree to create the new Brazilian data protection authority is ready and may be published at any time, after final technical adjustments are made.
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In May, Senator Alessandro Vieira presented Bill n. 2630/2020 to the Brazilian Senate, which the Senate is calling the “Fake News Law.” Last Friday, June 19, 2020, an unofficial new version of the Bill was distributed and caught the attention of the Brazilian privacy community.
Continue Reading Brazil Fake News Bill May Undercut Brazil’s Data Protection Gains – Bill to Be Voted on Tomorrow