Data Transfer between Brazil, the European Union, and the United Kingdom


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This report presents a comparative analysis between the Brazilian Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (Law number 13.709/2018 – LGPD) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The goal is to evaluate if the Brazilian legislation ensures a level of personal data protection compatible with European norms, and if such compatibility would be sufficient to allow free circulation of data between Brazil, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.

This report does not aim to conclude on this topic or replace any analysis by public entities or bodies involved in the adjustment process. This document serves as a tool to generate awareness on the importance of the adjustment process to allow free, international circulation of data. 

The report demonstrates how decisions are made on the adjustment process regarding the GDPR, as well as obstacles for its Brazilian counterpart, comparing both with similar systems that have gained positive results: Argentina and Uruguay.