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Brazil General Data Protection Law

Brazil passed a new legal framework in mid-August of 2018 aimed at governing the use and processing of personal data in Brazil: the General Data Protection Law. The law replaces approximately 40 or so laws that currently deal with the protection of privacy and personal data, and is aimed at guaranteeing individual rights, and encouraging economic growth by creating clear and transparent rules for data collection.

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Data Minimization

A privacy concept that states data collectors should only collect and retain the bare minimum of personal data that is necessary for the data processor to perform their duties, and should delete that data when it is no longer necessary.

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Data Processor

GDPR defines a data processor in GDPR as any organization that collects, processes, stores or transmits personal data of EU citizens.

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