BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release
Brazil recognizes the importance of information technology (IT) and the digital economy, but has struggled to implement relevant laws and regulations. Some trade barriers to IT innovation remain in Brazil.
Brazil still has no privacy legislation in place, and is falling behind its peers in this area. Brazil has some gaps in intellectual property protection and received the lowest overall score for intellectual property in the current scorecard. Brazil has not signed the WIPO Copyright Treaty and has not updated its copyright laws to cover new technology. Online piracy in Brazil is widespread, and prosecutions are rare. Significant court delays add to the problems facing copyright holders in Brazil.
However, Brazil does achieve better scores in relation to security and infrastructure, with significant improvements recorded in relation to Internet freedom since the last report in 2013.
Brazil’s overall rank has not changed since the 2013 Scorecard, and the country is still placed 22nd in the 2015 rankings.