sexta-feira, 4 de março de 2016

For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply? : All Tech Considered : NPR

An interesting article that briefly mentions how Brazilian Law attracts jurisdiction over any app or software used by a device located in Brazil.



I have covered this in previous articles about Brazilian Internet Law. But this piece gives a good perspective from the economic side.







For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply? : All Tech Considered : NPR:



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terça-feira, 1 de março de 2016

Limit of foreign ownership over Brazilian air companies raised to 49%



The act, a provisional measure which depends on confirmation by congress, will be published tomorrow.







Dilma assina MP que eleva teto do capital estrangeiro nas aéreas a 49% | Valor Econômico: " que eleva teto do capital estrangeiro nas aéreas a 49%"



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Brazil Facebook head arrested for refusing to share WhatsApp data - BBC News

The only good thing I can say is that this kind of arrest is usually for short term, usually a few days.



The situation is clearly absurd and shows how freedom of expression and privacy rights have deteriorated in Brazil. Specially following the wicked Internet Law (Marco Civil da Internet).







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quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2016

Recent banking soft-law plus direct surveillance of bank account by the Brazilian IRS



This week, the Brazilian supreme court has ruled that the Brazilian Revenue Service (Receita Federal) can have access to all Brazilian bank accounts without the need for a mandate or warrant. The decision came following the publication of a FATCA-like regulation. But, to be honest, similar provisions already existed in Brazilian law and its validity were pending the result of other lawsuits presented to the Supreme Court.



This effectively pust an end to the right of financial privacy in Brazil. The rules are valid for all bank and financial transactions over about 500 USD.



I will write a detailed report about this ruling later. I`m just anticipating this because of the link below, which mentions the publication of a compilation of Supreme Court rulings about bank and financial matters. I encourage you to read it.





Brazil: Recent banking soft-law | IFLR.com:



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