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Your email address will not be published.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

Car Exporters in Brazil Get New Line of Credit from BNDES

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced the creation of a new line of credit ...

Brazil Economy’s Poor Showing Doesn’t Hurt Lula’s Mood or Popularity

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva forecasted Friday the economy would expand 4% ...

Government Declares Brazil’s Zero Hunger a Success

2005 was "very positive" for Brazil as far as activities to combat poverty are ...

Iran Repays Brazil’s Backing Becoming Top Buyer of Brazilian Beef

Russians have lost to the Iranians the top post as Brazil’s largest buyer of ...

The Pain of Being a Woman in Brazil

In Brazil, poverty is mostly young, female and uneducated. Brazil has more poor women ...

Carnaval in the streets of Brazil

The Dance of the Despaired Ones Dreaming of Brazil’s South

The first day of carnival began at an earlier hour each year. The street-children ...

Olympics in Brazil: Does Rio Have What It Takes?

Brazil wants to host the 2012 Olympic Games and has already a blueprint to ...

Slave Labor Is Not Worse, Just More Visible, Says Brazil

At a hearing on slave labor this week in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, ...

Thanks to Holland and US Brazilian Flower Exports Grow 500%

Brazil is helping the world to become more flowery. This is what flower export ...