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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


Curriculum company condemned for stealing CVs
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • November 23 2009

A judge from the State of São Paulo has condemned a large online recruiting services company to pay damages in the amount R$13 million (approximately US$6.5 million) as a result of unfair competition and the irregular appropriation of information from a competitor's database


Brazilian Government discusses renewal of tax benefits for the IT industry
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • December 15 2009

The Brazilian Government has been negotiating the details of a proposal to extend the tax incentives related to the IT industry


Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016


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


Tax incentives for the manufacturing of tablets in Brazil
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • August 10 2011

The Brazilian Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, stated that the inclusion of tablets in the list of products that benefit from tax incentives will reduce the production cost of these devices by 31


Brazilian Internet Steering Committee against SOPA
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • June 14 2012

On 5 March 2012, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) approved a resolution stating that it was against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA


Superior Court of Justice denies "moral" damages in erotic spam case
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • January 4 2010

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice has ruled that the mere sending of unsolicited messages, even if containing erotic content, does not cause "moral" damages to the user


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


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