Brazil – Approves bill delaying LGPD enforcement

The Brazilian Senate has approved the final version of Bill 1179, which proposes a temporary change in LGPD due to the pandemic. Next, in Latin America screening News.

An emergency bill due to the coronavirus pandemic has recently been passed in the Brazilian Senate, the approval of the chamber of deputies is expected as well as the executive. The bill does not affect the content of the laws, rather it seeks to suspend the immediate entry into force of some provisions.

Among the central points that the project addresses are the extension of the entry into force of the entry into force the general Data protection law (LGPD), the entry into force will be postponed until January 1 2021 and the administrative sanctions established by LGPD would only be applied starting from August 1 2021 .This law was sanctioned by former president of Brazil Michel Temer un August 2018 and its entry into force was scheduled for the month of August 2020.

The text is part of the joint effort of the legislature and the judiciary to all the legal reflection of the coronavirus pandemic covid19 and seek to avoid widespread non-compliance and anti-competitive practices.