DP rights are constitutionally enshrined says Brazil’s top court
This landmark case for the future of data protection in Brazil was decided as the DP Act is delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Danilo Doneda reports from Brazil.
In Brazil, the disruption Covid-19 caused to legislative and judicial processes is taking place on the eve of its first ever national data protection legislation – LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados or General Data Protection Law) entering into force. This interruption makes it a rather turbulent process and, in this environment, the recent decision from Brazil’s Supreme Court recognising data protection as a fundamental right based on its Constitution sent a strong message that data protection is an important and necessary right which must not be weakened by current legal and even political uncertainties.