One of Michel Temer’s last acts as Brazil’s President was to set up the much-anticipated National Data Protection Agency. Provisional Measure 869/2018 was published on 28 December 2019.
The Agency will be part of the Executive – i.e. it will be a body controlled by the President rather than being an independent agency.
The Provisional Measure also postpones the commencement of the General Data Protection Law to 15 August 2020.
The Provisional Measure will need to be put to a vote by the Congress in the coming months. Further changes are expected.
For my review of the General Data Protection Law, click here.
Last modified: January 3, 2019