Inside Brazil's New Data Protection Law

By Jeremy Feigelson, Andrew Levine, Jane Shvets and Fabio Heilberg (August 23, 2018, 2:10 PM EDT) -- This month, Brazil enacted its long-awaited Data Protection Law (Law 13,709/2018), known as Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados. The LGPD was inspired by, and is similar to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Does the LGPD Apply to My Company?

The LGPD applies to all processing of personal data by private entities, individuals and the government, if (1) the data is collected or processed in Brazil or (2) the processing is for the purpose of offering or providing goods or services in Brazil. The LGPD does not apply to data processed exclusively for an individual's personal use, for artistic, journalistic...

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