Organizations processing personal data in Brazil must comply with the General Data Protection Law's requirements irrespective of the company’s location. One of the LGPD’s requirements for such companies is that they must appoint a data protection officer to be “in charge of processing personal data.” The IAPP Westin Research Center estimates approximately 50,000 DPOs are needed in the immediate term to comply with the LGPD. IAPP Westin Research Fellow Sarah Rippy looks at the elements that may impact the number of DPOs Brazil will need.
Brazil names DPA board of directors
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro unveiled his five nominees for the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados's board of directors, which now need Senate approval. Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Junior has been nominated to serve as the DPA's president for a six-year term.
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