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Bolsonaro sanctions and GPDP comes into force this Friday

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro sanctioned the project and the General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD in Portuguese) is already taking effect this Friday, 09/18. Based on this sanction, companies, public, and private bodies should adopt a series of measures to prevent citizens from having their data leaked. The original forecast was that the new law would start in August this year. However, in April, the government issued a provisional measure to postpone the beginning of the rules to May, 2021. In the course of the Provisional Measure in the National Congress, the Chamber decided for a shorter period, to January, 2021. Upon arriving in the Senate, the parliamentarians rejected the date change altogether. The Senate’s decision meant that the government had to rush to create the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD), an essential body for the functioning of the law. The NDPA is linked to the Presidency, and has the function of editing rules on data processing in the country.