On the third of May, a location from main center Of the projects of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) showed that The privatization of Empresa de Tecnologia e Informação da Previdência, Dataprev will be postponed again. However, in less than a week and without any warning or justification, the main center Change the schedule again, and go back to the previous schedule.
Edit Posted in May 3 postponed the completion of all stages of the operation to 2023. On the fifth day, the calendar returned to the form it was in location Previously: The second quarter of 2022 will be devoted to studies of the privatization project, in the third there will be public consultation, and in the fourth The approval of the regulatory authorities.
In this way, 2022 ends, if all phases occur on schedule, without privatization. Another difference between the two calendars was in the prediction of auction dates (first quarter of 2023) and contract signing (second quarter of the same year). Previously and now again, the two phases of 2023 will take place in the first quarter.
According to an employee of Dataprev, the news of the postponement was very positively received, but there was no reason for layoffs: “The postponement of the stages did not mean the demise of the privatization project. On the contrary, everyone who understands the importance of the public company Dataprev will continue to rally the fight against privatization company”.
The professional also stated that he is now waiting for the results of the studies to be analyzed by experts in the field. The main reason is that the company that buys Dataprev, by chance, will not only have access to buildings and technologies, but also the personal data of almost all Brazilians.
“We will continue to warn residents of the dangers of their personal data falling into the hands of companies that do not adhere to the same Dataprev commitment to its security and correct use. We have already seen what processing data for inappropriate purposes can do to a citizen, a company, and even the largest democracy in the world. It is imperative that Brazil and Brazilians be protected from this. danger.”
The Dataprev employee is referring to the scandal that occurred in the 2016 US election, when Cambridge Analytica used the personal data of Facebook users to interfere with Donald Trump’s victory. But it also points to the blows that citizens and businesses in Brazil are constantly taking.
The Federal Public Information Technology Company was included in the National Privatization Program by Decree No. 10.199 of January 15, 2020 issued by the Presidency of the Republic at the request of the Ministry of Economy.
However, since the privatization project was proposed, still in 2019, there were many questions from various sectors of society, which touched from advantage to the model of this privatization, through the topic of personal data protection and attention to laws. Brazil. that govern the subject.
Based on the mobilization of different sectors – among them the Public Prosecution Office, Dieese, and the polls and debates promoted by parliamentarians – the government was urged to submit more robust studies to implement the privatization of Dataprev as well as its sister company Serpro. .
The two federal government technology companies are responsible for guarding and protecting the data of Brazilian citizens, companies, and the state. In addition, they both use this information to process public policies, receive taxes, and pay benefits, among other things.
It is noteworthy that the schedule changes discussed in this text were not repeated for Serpro.
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