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On January 28th the Data Privacy Day is celebrated around the world. The date was set based on a decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, referencing the opening for signature of the EU Convention No. 108/1981, which aimed at defending the freedom, private life and data protection of individuals.

The date is especially relevant in Brazil this year: in August 15th, the Law No. 13,709/2018 (Brazilian General Data Protection Regulation – “LGPD”) will enter into force. This new regulation impacts not only individuals, as data subjects, but also companies, which can be considered controllers or processors of personal data.
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