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GDPR Spurring Legal Reforms in South America With New Legislation in Brazil

The impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) extends far beyond an organization’s European operations. On Aug. 14, 2018, Brazil signed into law the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD), the first omnibus privacy law in the nation’s history. The law, which is set to take effect on Feb. 16, 2020, is very similar to the GDPR, including in its expansive definition of personal data and its strong emphasis on both the rights of data subjects and the requirement of lawful bases of processing of personal data.

Source: GDPR Spurring Legal Reforms in South America With New Legislation in Brazil

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