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The impact of postponing Brazil’s Data Protection Law

Brazil's General Data Protection Law could be yet another Covid-19 casualty. Set to be enforced in August, it has been pushed back to 2021

Brazil's General Data Protection Law could be yet another Covid-19 casualty. Set to be enforced in August, it has been pushed back to 2021.

The Brazilian Senate has passed a bill that postpones the deadline for companies and organizations to comply with the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) to January 2021, while punishments for non-compliance would only be enforced from August 2021 onward. The bill is still to be voted on by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Jair Bolsonaro, but it is already raising concerns about data protection in Brazil.

Initially, the LGPD was expected to come into force in August 2020, some 18 months after its initial approval. However, Senator Antonio Anastasia, the author of the...

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