Senate approves Bill that postpones the entry into force of the General Data Protection Law

Bill now goes to vote in the House of Representatives

Senator Antonio Anastasia presented Senate Bill No. 1179/2020 (“PLS 1179/2020”) establishing transitional and emergency rules for the regulation of Private Law relations during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Among the rules of PLS ​​1179/2020, the Senator proposed to extend the entry into force of the LGPD.

On April 3, the Senate approved PLS 1179/2020 with amendments presented by Senator Simone Tebet’s report. The senator proposed, among others, the extension of the deadline of LGPD’s entry into force to January 1, 2021, while the application of sanctions can only be applied from August 2021.

PLS 1179/2020 shall proceed to the House of Representatives and, subsequently, for presidential sanction.

We emphasize that the entry into force of the LGPD has not yet been definitively extended.

Our Privacy and Cybersecurity team is closely monitoring the processing of the Bill and will keep its clients informed of any changes.

We highlight the importance of companies continuing to prepare for the entry into force of the LGPD, even if the deadline is postponed. We know that it is a long process of adaptation and the market is already beginning to demand such changes, even without the entry into force of the LGPD.