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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

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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?

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Alexander Milner-Smith


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

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Benjamin Favaro


I am a full-service data protection lawyer in Lewis Silkin’s Data, Privacy & Cyber team advising domestic and international clients on UK ...

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