On June 9, 2022, Law No. 21.464 (hereinafter the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, which amends several legal bodies regarding the digital transformation of the State, particularly amending Law No. 21.180, on Digital Transformation of the State (hereinafter indistinctly as the “Digital Transformation Law”) and Decree with Force of Law No. 1, of 2020, of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (hereinafter indistinctly as the “Gradual Decree”).
The Law has its origin in the enactment of the Digital Transformation Law, which, in broad terms, creates and strengthens digital modalities of attention and management of administrative procedures by public agencies for individuals. Thus, the Law replaces its second transitory article, establishing the gradual application of the Digital Transformation Law until December 31, 2027, in addition to modifying its third transitory article and its sixth transitory article.
Additionally, Articles 6 and 7 of Decree with Force of Law No. 1 of 2020 were amended, adopting a gradual implementation of the Digital Transformation Law to the State Administration Bodies and establishing a legal period of preparation that will extend throughout 2022 for all the Groups contemplated in Article 5 of the Gradual Decree.
Thus, the application of Phase 1 of the implementation of the Transformation Law, as provided for in the amended Graduality Decree, will begin in 2023 for Group A and in 2024 for Groups B and C, extending the implementation of the Digital Transformation Law until 2027.
Consequently, the objective of the Law is to support public agencies with the largest gaps in technological solutions, and to ensure the correct implementation of the Digital Transformation Law.