The postponement was provided by a Provisional Measure issued by the Brazilian President, which needs to be converted into law by the National Congress
On April 29, 2020 President Bolsonaro issued Provisional Measure # 959, according to which Brazilian Data Protection Act (“LGPD”) will only enter into force on May 3, 2021 and no longer on August 16, 2020.
According to the Brazilian Federal Constitution, provisional measures have the force of law, but they shall be voted on by the National Congress within a period of 60 days, which may be extended once for an identical period. Therefore, the matter will still be analyzed by the National Congress and further modifications are still possible.
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