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Brazil - software developers exempted from industrial products tax
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • July 15 2013

The Brazilian IRS's 9th Regional Office (which comprises the states of Parana and Santa Catarina) has recently decided that software developers and


Small IT companies to challenge change in social security
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • May 11 2012

An association of data processing and information technology (IT) services companies from the State of São Paulo (Seprosp) has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging Federal Law No. 12.54612 (the Law), which has changed the calculation of Brazilian social security contributions applicable to the IT sector from 20 over the companies' payrolls to 2.5 over their revenue


Government begins replacing paper IDs with electronic ID cards
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 22 2011

On 17 January 2010, the Government started to replace Brazilian paper IDs with electronic ID cards called RIC (Civilian Identity Registration


Positive consumer information databases created in Brazil
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 28 2011

The Government has enacted Provisional Measure no. 5182010, which provides for the creation of databases on positive consumer information that contain data about timely payments and the due performance of obligations


Electronic commerce and online auctions website is ordered to indemnify client for unsuccessful purchase
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • January 6 2011

A court from the State of Minas Gerais ordered an electronic commerce and online auctions website to pay damages to a user who purchased a laptop through the website and did not receive the product


Company website leaks customer data
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • April 4 2011

The Foundation for Consumer Protection (Procon) in São Paulo has informed a company of a data leak on the company's website involving customer data


Brazilian Ministry of Justice creates blog for collaborative development of bill of law on data protection
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 3 2011

The Ministry of Justice has launched a blog to stimulate public debate and receive contributions from members of civil society for the development of a draft bill of law on data protection


Brazilian IRS changes ordinance about sensitive data
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • February 9 2011

The Brazilian IRS published ordinance 2.166 amending the ordinance which regulated its internal proceedings for access to confidential tax data


São Paulo court grants injunction despite arbitration clause
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • January 28 2011

A court of the state of São Paulo granted an injunction in favour of a Brazilian computer company, guaranteeing the reestablishment of a temporary software distribution agreement, which had been terminated by a Finnish manufacturer


IT companies and employees exert pressure for tax change
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 19 2010

Entrepreneurs and employees in the IT sector have created a task force to work with representatives of the Federal Government in an effort to enact a so-called "tax transfer" in 2010