Earlier in October, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and the National Data Protection Authority of Brazil (ANPD) signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of joint actions aimed at promoting the dissemination and practical application of data protection regulations.

With the signing of this memorandum, the AEPD and the ANPD undertake, among other aspects:

  • to promote technical cooperation mechanisms for the exchange of knowledge and acquired experiences
  • to promote the carrying out of studies and reports on data protection
  • to collaborate in the preparation and dissemination of materials aimed at facilitating regulatory compliance by data controllers and data processors in the different sectors of public and private activity.

What does this mean for you?

This is a good opportunity for multinational data controllers to consider following an international personal data protection approach in case of doubt or while the ANPD further develops the pending regulations and guidelines to progress the recently applicable LGPD. The combination of the understanding of the LGPD, along with the experience in the context of the GDPR and its practical implementation in Spain may be useful in helping organizations to find business-oriented solutions so that they can comply with the requirements of the regulations as well as proactively adopt a compliant approach.