The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the most influential consumer privacy laws that has affected 500,000 companies throughout the world. This law has played a crucial role in formulating another substantial privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act that came into effect on January 1, 2020.

Similar to the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais) law is a brainchild of the Brazilian government.

In this post, we will evaluate how LGPD law secures the privacy of Brazilian users. Apart from this, we will explore the significant similarities between the GDPR and LGPD. Similarly, we will try to analyze the impacts of LGPD law in detail.

What Is the General Data Protection Law (LGPD)?

The National Congress of Brazil passed The Brazilian GDPR, also called the LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais), on August 14, 2018. The law will be applicable on August 15, 2020.

The LGPD is a legal framework that provides an outline regarding the use and processing of personal data of Brazilian users regardless of where the data processor is located. This law is applied to organizations that offer their services to people in Brazil.

Where Is the LGPD Applied?

The LGPD law applies to individuals situated in Brazil. Moreover, companies that are processing personal data of Brazilian users have to abide by the LGPD law. It means that organizations or websites, operating from anywhere in the world, who collect the personal data of individuals who reside in Brazil will have to follow the LGPD law accordingly.

When Is the LGPD Not Applied?

There are different situations when the LGPD law does not apply. These situations are:

  • An individual who is processing the data for personal purposes
  • In the case that (Read more...)