You have probably already noticed that themes related to the data safety and privacy in digital medias have become notorious all over the world, isn’t that right? This situation has been increasing even more with the advent of regulations that set rules and standards about collecting and processing data. In Brazil, this regulation already has a name: General Law for Data Protection (LGPD – Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados).
LGPD was sanctioned on August 14th, 2008, under the number 13,709. Its general norms are of national interest and must be observed by the Union, the states, the Federal District (DF) and the municipalities. In its article 1, the law provides for the processing of personal data, including digital media, for individuals or legal entities organized under public or private law.
Its goals are simple: to protect the fundamental rights of freedom and privacy and the free development of individual personalities.