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Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) – what do UK and EU companies need to know?

  • 28 January 2021
  • 16:00 – 17:00 UK Time (13:00 – 14:00 BRT)
  • Online via Webex

Following a year of confusion and uncertainty about when it would come into force, in September 2020 Brazil’s LGPD officially came into effect. The LGPD is Brazil’s first comprehensive data law and it regulates the use and processing of all personal data.

The LGPD has many similarities to the GDPR/UK GDPR; most notably it provides for extraterritorial jurisdiction. However there are key differences and businesses in the UK and EU that have a presence in Brazil, and even those that simply sell in to Brazil, have to consider its impact and related compliance strategy.

In this session Alexander Milner-Smith and Benjamin Favaro from Lewis Silkin along with Vanessa Ribeiro, a Partner specialising in data and privacy from Lewis Silkin’s data and privacy partner Gusmão and Labrunie will discuss:

  • The basics of the LGPD (e.g. what is its territorial effect? What are the key definitions? What is the enforcement profile?); and
  • What EU and UK companies need to do now?

If you have any queries, questions you'd like to raise in advance, or a colleague who would like to attend, please contact events@lewissilkin.com.

 

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Event speakers

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Alexander Milner-Smith

Partner

I am Co-Head of Lewis Silkin's Data & Privacy Group. I work in three main areas: data & privacy; general employment law; and, sports law.

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Benjamin Favaro

Senior Associate

I work in data & privacy and have extensive experience in Australian employment law.

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