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If you are part of a business that develops products, services, or that undertakes activities that imply the processing of personal data, you are probably aware that, according to the obligations imposed by the privacy regulations, there are plenty of technical and administrative measures your company must take to fulfill your data protection compliance obligations, especially considering the privacy Accountability Principle, such as the performing of a Data Protection Impact Assessment — DPIA.

As your company takes action to perform a DPIA and gets a better understanding of the regulatory obligations prescribed by the GDPR, CCPA, and LGPD Privacy Regulations…

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With the Brazilian data protection regulation — LGPD — being legally enforced since September 2020, companies that collect and process data from Brazilians, or even just operate in the country have to comply with the regulation and take a hands-on approach in adapting their business models accordingly.

Beyond avoiding the tough penalties that may be imposed by the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD), adopting corporate measures to protect the integrity of personal data also means protecting the company’s reputation and guaranteeing a competitive advantage over competitors that may fail to comply with the regulations’ requirements.

Fortunately, developing an LGPD privacy…

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Despite being a technology cluster and hosting many of the world’s largest tech companies, it was only in 2018 that the state of California (US), passed a law regarding the consumer’s privacy rights: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enforced since January 2020.

The main scope of the CCPA is to grant California’s residents — or consumers, as the regulation names them — a new set of rights concerning their personal data while imposing certain obligations on companies that match the regulation’s criteria.

Just like its European counterpart — the GDPR — the CCPA also incorporates the consumer’s rights to…

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At this point in 2020, thorn between our daily obligations and the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s safe to affirm that we have all been there: 6 feet apart from each other, waiting in a line to get inside the supermarket, slowly advancing towards one of the employees to have our forehead scanned by an almost futuristic device and be checked for fever, one of the main symptoms of the virus.

The device beeps, the employee checks your body temperature at the device’s screen and you’re free to go.

While this is an attempt of many businesses to increase safety for their…

If your company has relations with partners, suppliers or even has subsidiaries spread over either the European Economic Area or Brazil, bear in mind the need to adapt your business management and stay compliant with both the LGPD and the GDPR privacy regulations.

Two years after the GDPR entered into force across the European Economic Area and with the brazilian LGPD coming into force soon, even considering the numerous regulations’ similarities, one can’t say that understanding their uniqueness is an easy task, especially in the digital disruption era we are all living in.

This compliance challenge may put in risk…

Isabela Guarino Tancredo

Privacy and Data Protection Analyst at Palqee.

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