FAQs: Brazil’s LGPD Data Privacy Law - What You Need to Know

July 17, 2019 by Alex Scheinman


The Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) is a sweeping data privacy regulation approved and signed into law by the Brazilian government. It provides a wide range of consumer rights regarding personal data and demands multiple compliance steps by affected companies. On par with other wide-scale data privacy legislation such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the LGPD aims to include Brazil and companies doing business within the country in the movement towards greater data privacy rights. The law goes into effect on February 15, 2020.

To help your company prepare for the LGPD, our team of data privacy professionals has put together a frequently asked questions guide with what you need to know. Download the FAQs document below.

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How We Help

ACA’s LGDP compliance assistance service is designed to assess your company’s readiness to comply with LGDP requirements and help implement best practices for achieving broader privacy risk and compliance objectives across your enterprise. Our team of experienced consultants can review your company’s personal data collecting activities to build a data inventory, identify risks and gaps relative to the requirements of LGDP, and assist with building a practical action plan to address deficiencies.

For more information, contact info@acaaponix.com or your ACA consultant.

About the Author

Alex Scheinman is the Director of Privacy at ACA Aponix, the cybersecurity and IT risk division of ACA Compliance Group. In this role, he oversees ACA Aponix’s CCPA, GDPR, and LGDP data processing reviews and data privacy compliance efforts. Prior to ACA, Alex served as a Privacy Manager in EY’s cyber practice. While at EY, Alex oversaw multinational privacy gap assessments for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies against regulatory and industry frameworks including GDPR, PIPEDA, HIPAA, and COPPA.

Earlier in his career, he served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching conflict analysis and resolution. Alex earned a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.