Comment 15Q29 Re: Fines


Brazil detains Facebook VP after he failed to give up user data


Fines (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-03-02 01:21 (#15PNW)

How can a Brazil court fine an American company?

Re: Fines (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2016-03-02 02:50 (#15PTT)

How can a Brazil court fine an American company?
By having a large market.

If you don't obey them, they can kick you out of their market, and you would lose more money by being left out. Admittedly, this is somewhat difficult to do with websites.

Re: Fines (Score: 1)

by on 2016-03-02 04:50 (#15Q29)

Define "their market". What would WhatsApp have to gain by having a business presence in Brazil? Why doesn't it just move its headquarters to some place that is not fascist? Why would anybody care where the physical locale of its server and plant are? This is the era of international business, for heaven's sake. I can send PayPal to some guy in China or Switzerland (just arbitrary examples) to buy something. If that something is software, I just get a download license, and there is no issue of importing anything physical. Even if it is hardware (I have done this many, many times), it just shows up in the mail. It very seldom shows any evidence of customs nosiness.

Brazilian and US (and all other) fascists: bite me.

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