A invoice has been set forward to propose the postponement of the enforcement of fines for non-compliance with facts defense rules in Brazil.

The country’s Basic Data Security Regulation (LGPD, in the Portuguese acronym) arrived into power in September 2020, with sanctions for non-compliance ranging from warnings to everyday fines of up to 50 million reais (US$ 9 million), in addition to a partial or overall suspension of pursuits connected to details processing.

The sanctions will be applicable from August 2021 by the recently-shaped National Facts Protection Authority, and the monthly bill set ahead on Friday (18) proposes to postpone the penalties to January 2022. The problems imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic are the main argument of congressman Eduardo Bismarck, who authored the bill, noting that the novel coronavirus is a big barrier for compliance.

Bismarck famous that delaying the money sanctions is required in purchase to steer clear of “burdening providers in the facial area of the great challenges arising from the pandemic”.

“We can not hope that all the corporations doing work with details processing will have managed to adapt to the norms foreseen in the LGPD by August 2021, due to the fact they do not even have the economic circumstances to continue to be afloat amid this chaotic circumstance of environment disaster”, the congressman pointed out.

The bill follows the emergence of two major data protection scandals in 2021: the exposure of particular facts of more than 220 million citizens in January, and a leak uncovered before this month, which exposed about 102 million cellular telephone accounts.

Most Brazilian organizations have not elevated their investments in facts and cyber security because the Covid-19 pandemic emerged regardless of an enhance in threats, according to a research by Marsh and Microsoft on perceptions of cybersecurity chance in Latin The united states because the commence of the crisis.

In spite of the maximize in stability threats, 56% of the Brazilian providers polled at the moment commit 10% or less of their IT spending budget in cybersecurity. According to the study, 52% of Brazilian corporations reported financial investment in security has not modified considering that the begin of the pandemic.