International Data Privacy Day: a regulatory overview of Brazil
With the support of the Brazilian DPA’s efforts and court decisions, the data privacy and protection scenario in Brazil has improved substantially in the two years since new legislation took effect
January 28 marks International Data Privacy Day, a date that has become especially relevant to Brazil ever since the Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD) took effect in September 2020. The data privacy and protection issue is becoming ever more central in the country, with personal data protection now enshrined as a fundamental right in Brazil’s Federal Constitution.
A little over two years after the LGPD came into effect, Brazil’s data privacy scenario has evolved significantly. This evolution has been primarily driven by the efforts of the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD), and by a series of court decisions on the subject.
In light of this year’s International Data Privacy Day, our Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice has created an infographic that explores how the Brazilian courts have applied the LGPD and its provisions. The infographic also sheds light on the key topics that have emerged in data protection and privacy-related judicial proceedings in recent years, such as civil liability for data breaches.
The infographic can be viewed by clicking here.
For further information, please contact Mattos Filho’s Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice area.