Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

After months of voting procedures, the Law No. 13,853/2019 (former Provisional Measure No. 869/2018) was published on July 9, 2019. Its provisions amend the original text of the General Law on Data Protection (Law No. 13,709/2018 - LGPD).

One of the main changes is the creation of the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD), a public administration body responsible for overseeing, implementing and enforcing sanctions, as well as for the compliance with matters related to the personal data protection throughout the national territory.

ANPD will be composed of the Board of Directors, National Council for Personal Data Protection and Privacy, Legal Affairs, Ombudsman, its own legal advisory body and administrative units and specialized units.

In addition, nine vetoes were made to the law, and the National Congress shall still evaluate them.

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