03 Jan Brazil Creates Data Protection Authority
Brazil’s former president, Michel Temer, recently signed a stopgap measure which led approved the creation of the National Authority for Personal Data Protection (ANPD), as well as the extension for the go-live date of the new information law.
It is said that Temer was forced to address the issue since the body will be critical for the implementation of the country’s General Data Protection Regulations which the president signed last August.
As stated in the measure, the ANPD will be responsible for the creation of frameworks on how to handle information. It will also guide organizations on how to comply with these rules and will also have the authority to monitor and fine non-compliant organizations.