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Colombia: Telework Law or Microsoft Law?

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Economics & Business, Governance, Labor, Law, Politics, Technology

lncognito wonders what is behind [1] [es] the ‘telework law’ (Decreto 884 de 2012 [2] [es], which regulates the Ley 1228 de 2008 [3] [es]), signed by President Juan Manuel Santos at the headquarters of Microsoft Colombia [4] [es], and whose official website [5] [es] seems to be sponsored by the Labour Ministry and the American company: “Interestingly, while most developing countries bet on free software, in this colony, sorry, Colombia, ICT and labour laws are signed by Microsoft.”