Prolonged Vigency of Law 14.133/2021
The Brazilian government recently announced an extension on the validity period of Law 14.133/2021 until December 31st 2021 after a ruling from the Supreme Court allowing an additional six months before expiration due to insufficient time for businesses and consumers alike since its passing in April 2021
Mar. 31, 2023 3:08PM
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The Brazilian government has recently announced the extension of the validity period of Law 14.133/2021, which was originally set to expire on June 30th 2021. The new date for the expiration is now set to be December 31st 2021. This law, which was passed in April 2021, aims to regulate certain aspects of digital contracts and transactions, as well as establishing rules regarding consumer protection when using digital services. The extension of this law was made possible by a recent ruling from the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), which allowed for an additional six months before it expires. This decision came after several legal experts argued that there had not been enough time for businesses and consumers to properly adjust to the new regulations imposed by Law 14.133/2021 since its passing in April 2021. In response to this ruling, Minister Luiz Fux commented that “it is important that we have enough time for businesses and consumers alike to become familiar with these new regulations” and added that “this extension will provide them with more time to do so”. He also stated that “the main goal is still consumer protection when using digital services” and that “this extra time will help us achieve our goals”. This ruling has been met with both praise and criticism from different sectors within Brazil's legal community; while some argue that it provides much needed breathing room for businesses and consumers alike, others believe it may lead to further confusion regarding the implementation of these regulations due to its extended timeline. Nevertheless, many agree that this extension will allow more people access to information about their rights when dealing with digital contracts or transactions as well as providing more clarity on how they should be handled under Law 14.133/2021 once it does eventually expire at the end of 2021.