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In the age of social networking and cloud computing, personal data is increasingly disseminated and exposed. This scenario causes IT specialists and legislators from around the world to discuss the need to create specific laws on data collection and treatment. One of them is the LGPD – General Data Protection Law.

In Brazil, the debate over the creation of a specific law is old, but it gained a sense of urgency after the Cambridge Analytica case. The scandal concerns the data leak in the 2016 US elections, in which information from Facebook users was used in an obscure way.

This all led to the creation of the General Data Protection Act, or LGPD, based on the British General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Do you want to understand this law better? Follow!

What is LGPD?

Sanctioned with vetoes by President Michel Temer on August 4, 2018, the General Data Protection Law (Law 13,709 / 2018) – comes into force in February 2020. This period of one and a half years has been given for companies to create the necessary structure to operate according to the standard.

The Computer Network Support Specialists fix and decide various computer and software issues for its correctness.

The main objective of the law is to give more prominence to each person about what is done with their data – explicit consent is essential. All collection, modification, treatment, disposal, etc. must be consented by the user and the treatment must be done in a transparent manner by the collecting company. Thus, bases are created to objectively penalize companies that misuse data.

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