Through this project, Data Privacy Brasil Association carries out a historical review of the impacts of the first 10 years of’s Privacy and Personal Data Protection Seminar. Traditionally held in São Paulo, the annual meeting brings together lectures and roundtables with important names in the field of data protection and privacy in Brazil and abroad.

In this research, the Seminar is understood as a policy space, bringing together different actors and interests for debates, while forming a participatory critical mass in processes such as the creation of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD). The analyses are contextual, contrasting the speeches of the panels with the events of each year in Brazil and abroad. The main objective of the research is to understand the Seminar as a thermometer of the discussions that took place in the country between 2010 and 2019, in order to assess what influences and impacts theSeminar discussions caused during this period.

The methodology used seeks to analyze the speeches that took place in the Seminar always in comparison with the external context located in time. In this case, the comparison is made to the Brazilian conjuncture of the respective year, identifying some propositions and/or unpublished analyses. The comparative study considered the main journalistic media in the country, bills related to the themes, and public consultations on the personal data bill, which took place in 2010 and 2015.

In addition, semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants of the Seminar, divided into three axes: i) a historic perspective of the Seminar, looking at people who participated and still participate in the event, as a documentation process; ii) a thematic perspective, based on prominent themes such as co-regulation and multisectoralism, in addition to the National Authority of Data Protection (ANPD) and the National Council of Data Protection (CNPD); iii) and finally, an audience perspective, bringing the vision of the Seminar’s assiduous audience.