• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Grants Google Reprieve: Two More Weeks to Turn In Confidential Data

The deadline given Google by the Brazilian Justice to turn in data on their Orkut users in Brazil was supposed to end this Friday, September 15, but the American Internet search company was granted 15 more days to comply with the demand.

The reason presented by Brazil’s federal court was that some changes that occurred during the legal proceedings may have hurt Google’s right of defense.

Google has been ordered by federal judge José Marcos Lunardelli from the São Paulo 17th Court to give out data that would allow Brazilian authorities to go after people who used the social networking site Orkut to practice crimes like spreading child pornography and promoting pedophilia and racism.

After Google received the previous judicial order compelling it to give names, addresses, emails and IPs, Brazil’s Public Ministry requested that the order be extended to include other services offered by Google besides it Orkut site.

Although this last request was denied by Lunardelli’s substitute, judge Paulo Cezar Neves Júnior, the new judge extended the time granted Google. Cezar Neves argued that the American company was jeopardized in its defense since the lawsuit papers stayed in possession of the Public Ministry from September 4 to September 11.

The Brazilian Justice also denied the request made by Google’s office in Brazil to appoint a specialist who would attest that Google in Brazil is not linked to its American parent company Google Inc., who owns Orkut. The request had been made on August 21.

According to Google’s lawyer in Brazil, Durval Noronha Goyos Jr., the Brazilian federal prosecutor filed 48 requests asking for Orkut users’ data to be handed to Brazilian authorities.

As he has been repeating since the beginning of the legal battle with Brazil, Noronha once again insisted that the problem is the lawsuits are being sent to Google Brasil, which is only an advertising branch of Google, instead of Google, Inc, the company headquarters in the US, where all the servers are located.

Noronha says that Google has already complied with 30 orders that were sent to its headquarters and is just waiting for the 18 remaining requests so it can hand over the data.


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Paranaguí¡ Becomes First Brazilian Port to Get International Security Seal

The Port of Paranaguá, in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, will receive this ...

Brazil Finds Wreckage on the Sea But No Bodies of Air France Jet

The Brazilian military says that it has found wreckage from the Air France passenger ...

Brazil Expecting an Obama Visit in the Next Few Months

American president Barack Obama might visit Brazil before the end of the year once ...

Brazil’s Lula Asks Media Not to Play Terrorism with Swine Flu

Brazil is prepared to face the challenge brought by the swine flu, according to ...

Brazilian Industry Back at Level Where Global Crisis Started

According to Brazil’s National Confederation of Industries (CNI), Brazilian industry revenues are growing in ...

Brazil’s Supreme Court Message: We’d Better Learn to Live with Corruption

Just when the AMB (Brazilian Magistrate Association) thought that Brazil has finally decided to ...


“America, the Ugly” redux I disagree with Mr. Raymond Mataloni’s letter in your March ...

Brazilian Mirna looks at her new hair in the mirror

Brazilian Robbers Cut and Take Woman’s Long Hair in Bus

Brazilian Mirna Marchetti, 22, a saleswoman was assaulted inside a bus in Rio de ...

Brazilian Politics Leonard Cohen Style

Whenever I try to follow the ins and outs of Brazilian politics with its ...

Brazil’s CVRD Proposes US$ 1 Billion Dividend Payoff for 2005

Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) announced that its Executive Officers will submit ...