Breaking Down Brazil's 1st Data Protection Law

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 3:16 PM EST) -- After two years in the Brazilian Congress, the General Law of Data Protection was signed on Aug. 18, 2018, by then Brazilian President, Michel Temer, who also signed an executive order (Medida Provisória n. 869, from Dec. 27, 2018).

The executive order created the independent enforcement body for the LGPD, the National Agency of Data Protection and indicated that the new legislation would come into effect in August 2020, 24 months after its publication, after having been approved by Congress and sanctioned by the current Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro.

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