Brazil may delay implementation of its LGPD data protection regulations beyond the August 2020 go live date.
“The COVID-19 crisis will likely result in the postponement of the go-live date for Brazil’s general data protection regulations. According to industry observers, the pandemic is seen as a fair justification to delay the go-live date for the regulations, which are due to be enforced in August 2020.”
According to Brazilian privacy lawyer and member of the education advisory board at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Dirceu Santa Rosa, CCEP-I, large companies appear to be still working on their data protection projects, but smaller companies and the public sector is dealing with much more urgent priorities, he adds.
“Just as anywhere in the world, businesses are just trying to survive”, he notes notes, adding that introducing a legal framework in a scenario of crisis would not be advisable as the focus of the economy would be on post-pandemic reconstruction.”