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March 20, 2014

Brazil to Drop Requirement That Internet Firms Store Data Locally

IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — Brazil's lawmakers have agreed to withdraw a provision in a proposed Internet law, which would have required foreign Internet companies to host data of Brazilians in the country.

The provision was backed by the government in the wake of reports last year of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, including on communications by the country's President Dilma Rousseff.

The legislation, known as the "Marco Civil da Internet," will be modified to remove the requirement for foreign companies to hold data in data centers in Brazil, according to a report on a website of the Brazilian parliament.

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http://www.cio.com/article/750024/Brazil_to_Drop_Requirement_That_Internet_Firms_Store_Data_Locally