Cyber ​​crime CPI proposals threaten freedom

The final report by the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) on cyber crimes was presented on Wednesday with a series of proposals aimed at improving security in the virtual environment. After just over half a year of operation, deputies drafted eight bills that typify criminal conduct and speed up investigations. However, critics argue that the suggestions “distort” the Marco Civil, reduce privacy on the networks and make room for censorship on the internet.

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Anticorruption and compliance law under debate at ETCO

COO of the American NGO, Craig Moss deepened the discussion on the topic with companies from different sectors

The COO - Chief Operating Officer of the American NGO, Craig Moss, visited the ETCO headquarters in São Paulo on the morning of October 31, when he was able to discuss the importance of the compliance and the impacts that the new Anticorruption Law (Law 12.846 / 2013) will have on companies that operate in Brazil.

The debate took place with representatives of the legal and legal departments compliance from Amgen, Microsoft, Philip Morris, Raízen, SKY and UOL, and also counted on the presence of ETCO's Executive Director, Heloisa Ribeiro, and the Institute's Executive President, Roberto Abdenur.

“In general, companies are very reactive in terms of compliance, wait for the crisis to happen before acting. We need to change this paradigm and invest in proactivity, precisely to prevent crises from happening, ”said Moss, who stressed the importance of team commitment and engagement so that companies can make the compliance area a reality. “It is necessary to train committed people to follow the company's procedures and policies on a routine basis. Only then can the topic really advance in companies ”, he said.

By applying a questionnaire on the topic to those present, Moss was able to verify that some companies are already well advanced in terms of policies and dissemination of the idea of compliance among your employees. However, some are still in very early stages, working to adapt the company to future application and the requirements of the Anti-Corruption Law.

This was the second meeting promoted in partnership by ETCO and with companies operating in Brazil. The first took place in June, when CEO Pamela Passman was present. In both events, was on hand to assist companies in making their self-assessment and progress in implementing good practices related to compliance and, also, protection of intellectual property. is a global, non-profit organization, focused on protecting Intellectual Property and on tools to fight corruption. It shares good practices and helps companies to build efficient systems for protecting Intellectual Property and fighting corruption, providing evaluations, training and improvement programs. Find out at

ETCO, and companies discuss corruption and intellectual property

At a roundtable held on July 12 in São Paulo, Federal Deputy Carlos Zarattini presented and discussed the Anti-Corruption Law. On the same day, regulation of the lobby and protection of intellectual property in the supply chain were also discussed.

A meeting promoted by ETCO and the American NGO brought together representatives of private Brazilian or multinational companies operating in the country. On the morning of July 12, the participants of the event discussed the Anti-Corruption Law and promoted an exchange of experiences to reinforce the participation of private companies in the fight against corruption and also for the defense of intellectual property.

The roundtable was attended by Federal Deputy Carlos Zarattini, rapporteur of Bill No. 6.826 / 2010, known as the Anti-Corruption Law, which provides for the administrative and civil liability of legal entities for the practice of acts against public administration, national or foreign. The approval of the project by the Federal Senate, according to the deputy, can be seen as a great advance in the face of the fact that there is strong resistance when it comes to changes in corporate legislation.

“The Executive's original project was prepared by the Federal Comptroller General (CGU) and deals with corporate responsibility for corruption irregularities. He arrived at the Chamber in 2010 and it was a long negotiation, involving business entities ”, explained the deputy to representatives of the companies Ambev, Dudalina, Grupo Bimbo, Hypermarcas, Ipsis, Microsoft, Natura, Pepsico, Philip Morris, Raízen, SKY and Vale .

Among the punishments that companies that practice acts of corruption may suffer are fines of 0,1% to 20% of the company's revenue in the year prior to the event, loss of assets, suspension of activities or even the dissolution of the Legal Entity in cases extreme gravity, such as those of orange companies, in addition to the cancellation of financing or incentives from the government.

Zarattini pointed out that the Anti-Corruption Law does not rule out individual liability for acts of corruption, but that companies can have their penalties mitigated if they already have compliance mechanisms or if they collaborate in investigations. "But even so, the company must repair the damage caused", warned the deputy.

The federal deputy also highlighted the bill that regulates the practice of lobbying and that, since 2009, has been in the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ). “The project aims to decriminalize activity in the country, which is synonymous with the performance of companies and sectors with the government. The idea is for the Executive to make its information known at all times ”, explained the deputy.

According to Roberto Abdenur, “the regulation of the lobby is something positive to increase the transparency of relations between the private sector and the government, as long as there are parameters that define it well”.

Chain reaction

For Create.Org's CEO, Pamela Passman, combating corruption within companies goes far beyond training among employees or creating compliance departments.

“Corruption and infringement of intellectual property represent financial and reputational risks. Most companies only know if a program works when a problem appears to be solved, ”said Pamela.

For her, a very common problem for companies is the theft of intellectual property. Implementing protection policies not only with your employees, but also with your suppliers, and throughout your supply chain, is fundamental for the security of the information that circulates every day between companies and people. - Center for Responsible Business and Trade, is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, DC (USA), dedicated to helping companies, their suppliers and business partners to reduce counterfeiting, piracy, corruption and protecting intellectual property. The organization has spread these themes around the world through round tables such as the one that took place in São Paulo, in partnership with ETCO.

At the end of the event, Roberto Abdenur invited everyone present for a new meeting in the near future, in order to continue the issues discussed and evaluate the progress made in light of the beginning of the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Law.


Best practices to fight corruption and defend intellectual property are discussed in São Paulo

Event on July 12 will be aimed at professionals in the areas of Compliance, Legal and Supply Chain

ETCO and - a US non-profit organization dedicated to helping companies, suppliers and business partners reduce counterfeiting, piracy, corruption and protect intellectual property - will be held on July 12 in São Paulo, The Roundtable Best Practices to Combat Corruption and Defense of Intellectual Propertyl, aimed at professionals in the areas of Compliance, Legal and Supply Chain.

In the debate, best practices to combat corruption and defend intellectual property will be discussed with businessmen from different sectors, in favor of a healthier business environment in Brazil.

Registration is free and places are limited.

Those interested should register by e-mail or by phone (11) 3814-0414.

Data: July 12 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Hotel Grand Hyatt São Paulo - Sala Argentum

Address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, 13.301, São Paulo (SP)


Legal entrepreneur: new campaign will be launched at the end of March

The Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) and the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) formalized a partnership for the Legal Entrepreneur campaign, which will be officially launched by ABES in late March, with support from ETCO.

The formalization of the partnership took place on the last 14th, during a lunch organized by ABPI, in Rio de Janeiro, for its associates and partners. The event was attended by Rodolfo Tamanaha, executive secretary of the National Council for Combating Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property (CNPC), and a lecture by Deputy Alessandro Molon, on the Marco Civil da Internet project.

The main objective of the campaign is to encourage the legalized use of technology, be it software or hardware, among Brazilian entrepreneurs in any segment. “ABPI's strong role in promoting the culture of intellectual property will be essential to raise the awareness of the largest possible number of professionals about the importance of legalized IT, so that an environment of fair competition prevails within the country,” said the president of ABES, Gérson Schmitt.

For the president of ABPI, Luiz Henrique do Amaral, “the dissemination of good business ethics is a first-rate item to guarantee the growth and sustainability of companies”. According to him, “in this new scenario of opportunities that is unfolding globally, where Brazil is already emerging as one of the most promising economies, there is only room for those who operate within the good rules of competition and respect for intellectual property rights. ”.


Benefits of respecting intellectual property for the economy was the subject of an Etco workshop

Source: ETCO, 27/06/2008

On the 18th, Wednesday, the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (ETCO)
promoted in Brasilia an event that discussed the benefits that respect for
intellectual property brings to the economy. The meeting was an initiative of
ETCO Technology Chamber, created in 2007, and featured lectures by
important experts, such as: Jorge Ávila, President of the National Institute
Industrial Property; Juliana Viegas, President of the Brazilian Association
of Intellectual Property and Jorge Raimundo Filho, Chairman of the Board
Interfarma Advisory Board. ETCO Executive President André Franco Montoro
Filho discussed the topic with the guests. “Respect for intellectual property
stimulates innovation, which is the engine of economic development, ”says André Montoro.

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