Aug 292020
 August 29, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Julian Flamant of Hogan Lovells writes:

As we have reported, Brazil’s Congress and President have traded proposals over the past few months to delay the effective date of the LGPD in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies (see our previous stories herehere, and here). Most recently, the Chamber of Deputies voted to approve a provisional measure that aimed to delay the effective date of the LGPD to December 31, 2020. That measure was sent to the Senate, which issued a last-minute amendment that would give the main provisions of the LGPD immediate effect (subject to Presidential approval of the measure).

With the LGPD’s main provisions entering into force, private lawsuits and public prosecutor actions based on the LGPD will be possible. This means that prosecutors and individuals are able to bring lawsuits against companies under Brazil’s Consumer Rights Law, Internet Law, or Civil Code in case of any LGPD violations.

Read more on Engage.

This seems to be one of the biggest stories of the week, with many multinational privacy law practices covering the news. See also Hunton Andrews Kurth, and Covington & Burling for two more.

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