BRAZIL'S NEW DIGITAL GOVERNMENT LAW, A BLUNDER IN THE GOAL

The digital transformation of public administration in Brazil gained a new chapter with the edition of law n.˚ 14.129/2021. Besides the necessity of a new regulation, the law fails in important aspects, missing a great opportunity to put Brazil in the digital rationality. Apart from the innovation, there is nothing new, neither in the instruments, nor even less in the objectives listed in the proposal. On the contrary, the scope of the norm shows the tendency of a misstep in the Brazilian digital transformation. Hence, to reduce digital government to efficiency is to greatly reduce the power of a digital government. The recently published law does not fix the gaps observed, and until it does, Brazil will only materialize – at best – the procedural aspect of digital government.