Brazil – new, stricter data protection rules take effect

Brazil has adopted a law introducing new and more stringent GDPR-style data protection provisions. On 14 August 2018 President Michel Temer sanctioned the new Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD), which regulates the processing of personal data by individuals, private entities and public authorities. The LGPD reproduces some of the central points of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became effective on 25 May…

Brazil: Changes to outsourcing rules

Up until now, the courts have interpreted the law as meaning that it is illegal for a business to outsource its core business. Businesses could only lawfully outsource ancilliary activities. And yet, certain sectors, such as construction, clothing and the automotive industries have been consistently allowed to subcontract specialised services or parts of their processes.  The new Law turns this on its head by providing…