The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) will apply from 15 August and will cover both public and private sectors. It requires all organisations large and small to abide by the same standards and regulations.

In addition, a recent Supreme Court ruling (regarding telecoms companies sharing more than 200 million individuals’ data with the agency responsible for census research) made the right to data protection an autonomous right.

This panel will discuss the current landscape of data protection in Brazil and what steps organisations can make to prepare for LGPD coming into effect while looking at how policy is likely to develop in the future.