The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (“Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” or “LGPD”), passed by Congress on 14 August 2018, will come into effect on 15 February 2020. The new data protection law significantly improves Brazil’s existing legal framework by regulating the use of personal data by the public and private sectors. Very similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) implemented in the European Union, the LGPD imposes strict regulations on the collection, use, processing, and storage of electronic and physical personal data. In conjunction with the passing of the LGPD, the National Data Protection Authority will be created in order to adequately implement the new legislation.
On Friday, November 9th, the Harvard Law Review held a symposium on privacy and technology. Hogan Lovells Senior Policy Advisor, Professor Dan Solove, helped the editors organize the event. This blog entry contains links to papers presented at the symposium.
With the new “school year” comes a plethora of privacy events featuring Hogan Lovells attorneys. You are invited to attend three webinars and an in-person conference in Washington, DC.
The court came down on the side of the employee, ruling that because the employee had been given access to the information on the computer, he did not violate when he allegedly misused it.