Brazil’s LGPD Takes Effect—With Early Enforcement

By , and on September 28, 2020

Brazil represents over half of all IT spend in Latin America, has the largest regional market for software outsourcing, employs a sizable IT workforce, manufactures consumer goods (including commercial airplanes and cars) and has an active consumer market of social media operated by global data aggregators. At a time when data privacy is becoming increasingly important to consumers, it seems only fitting that Brazil would adopt comprehensive privacy legislation to protect data privacy rights.

The General Data Protection Law, the first law of its kind in Brazil, is now in effect, and we are already seeing enforcement. Streamlining the legal framework on data protection, the law sets forth a number of requirements addressing legal bases for processing, individual rights, governance and accountability and data transfers.

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Michael SilvaMichael Silva
Michael Silva focuses his practice on international tax law, with an emphasis on US investment structures, cross-border transactions, tax treaty planning and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience forming investment funds and advising family offices. Michael also advises Brazilian and Asian investors on investments in US real estate projects, and assists multinational corporations on establishing a business presence in the US. Read Michael Silva's full bio.

Matthew R. CinMatthew R. Cin
Matthew R. Cin focuses his practice in technology transactional and regulatory matters, with particular focus on software licensing and data privacy and security in the United States and internationally. He represents technology companies, cloud service providers, health care providers, health information technology vendors, retailers, financial institutions and consumer analysis providers with US and international privacy, security and security breach response issues, including navigating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Federal Trade Commission Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, General Data Protection Regulation, and other international, federal and state laws. Read Matthew Cin's full bio.

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Christine Alexis Concepción focuses her practice on US and international tax matters for high-net-worth, multi-jurisdictional, multi-generational families and their closely-held businesses. She advises predominantly Spanish and French-speaking clients on US pre-immigration planning, inbound investments, treaty planning, expatriation, and income and estate tax planning matters. In addition, Christine provides real estate structuring advice and represents wealthy Latin American and European clients in offshore voluntary disclosures and streamlined disclosures. Read Christine Concepción's full bio.