Adaptation of data protection rules for Brazilians’ SMEs

It was recently announced that Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) is thinking of establishing an adaption of the current data protection rules for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Indeed, one of the directors at ANPD confirmed that the authority was working on the first draft of the rules, which will then be discussed in the coming weeks. This should help SMEs to adapt to data protection laws and comply with the General Data Protection Regulations at a minimal level.

Very few Brazilian small and medium companies are prepared to meet the data protection requirements due to the difficulty of finding objective information on the subject and a lack of access to tools to meet the requirements. There are also disagreements on whoever should be responsible for ensuring that the business complies with the data laws. These adaptions should then make it easier for SMEs to follow the rules.

Moreover, it was showcased that most Brazilian SMEs see the data protection rules positively. It was stated by the majority that these requirements should have a positive impact on businesses.