The Brazilian Data Protection Law comes into force

Sep 18, 2020


With today’s publication of Law 14,058/2020 (former Provisional Measure 959) in the Official Gazette, the Brazilian Personal Data Protection Law (“LGPD”) comes into force. After the Senate’s unexpected decision in the discussion of Provisional Measure 959, its sanction was awaited on, so that the Law could enter into force.

However, the provisions on the administrative sanctions are still pending and will only come into force in August 2021. The creation of the National Data Protection Authority and the appointment of its directors is also still awaited on.