October 2020: In collaboration with the Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos and Koury Lopes Advogados (KLA), TrustLaw has published this guide on the new Brazilian “General Data Protection Law and Fundraising – Questions and Answers”, which analyzes the main changes to the law and answers several questions related to how the new law impacts fundraising.
Digital rights are a new frontier of human rights. The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) raises awareness of the impact of technology on people and society. Through its global pro bono legal service, TrustLaw, TRF provides vital tools and resources to environmental, humanitarian and social organizations, including guidance on navigating the often uncharted and challenging territory of data regulation and legislation.
In August 2018, Brazil passed a General Data Protection Regulation, lei Nº 13.709, which became effective in September 2020. This new law impacts the work of civil society organizations in Brazil, who are in need of guidance as to how the law affects them, their fundraising strategies and their communications with donors.
We hope this publication becomes a valuable tool to support civil society organizations in Brazil to navigate the new data protection law and to empower them to act with confidence when dealing with personal data so that they can ultimately achieve their fundraising goals and become financially sustainable.