Posts Tagged “Brasil”

Spam Elections

by Digital Rights LAC on August 28, 2014

The Internet can and must play a more significant part in the electoral period. In order for this to happen, the democratic potential and communicative effect of digital platforms, as a result of their own characteristics, must be recognized by both the State and its citizens. By Eduardo Magrani* Recently, (…)  Leer Artículo »

An assessment of online public transparency platforms in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on July 30, 2014

By, Marina Barros e Rafael Velasco This May, the Access to Information Act (Law nº 12.527/2011) celebrated two years in force. A study was carried out between April and June by the FGV Center for Transparency, an initiative coordinated by Getulio Vargas Foundation’s Administration (EBAPE) and Law Schools (FGV Direito (…)  Leer Artículo »

Activism and the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on June 30, 2014

MIGUEL LAGO* “What you promote is couch-activism” This is a phrase that everyone who has used the Internet as a platform for civic mobilization has heard. The logic of it is interesting, and, at first glance, it seams to make sense. A click on its own does not reflect or (…)  Leer Artículo »

Editing and forgetting: Reflections on the right to be forgotten and memory on the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on June 30, 2014

Alexandre Pacheco da Silva* Mônica Steffen Guise Rosina** Typing your name in the Google search bar may not always be a pleasant experience. Through homonyms, pictures, profiles on social networks and news in the media, you might find yourself faced with information that makes you uncomfortable (e.g. those compromising photos (…)  Leer Artículo »

NETmundial and the future of Internet Governance

by Digital Rights LAC on May 28, 2014

The Internet Governance regime is going through a moment of re-evaluation and changes. Under the Unites Nations, several meetings will be held in preparation to the review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10), which will take place in 2015. By Marília Maciel* 1. A geopolitical shift and (…)  Leer Artículo »

Personal data: awaiting a text

by Digital Rights LAC on May 5, 2014

Very few people remember this, but in 2010 Brazil began the process of creating a specific law for the protection of personal data. Part of this lack of awareness can be attributed to the federal government itself, which for a long time stalled the initiative to create a new legal (…)  Leer Artículo »

Why Obliging Self-Identification is Wrong for Freedom of Information

by Digital Rights LAC on April 2, 2014

Let’s assume you are a citizen of a Latin American country that has recently enacted a freedom of information (FOI) law. This is a likely situation; all but three Latin American countries have implemented some type of FOI measure over the last decade (with the exception of Costa Rica, Venezuela, (…)  Leer Artículo »

The future of the data market

by Digital Rights LAC on April 2, 2014

In the field of protection of personal data Brazil is quite far behind, even in comparison to its neighbors. Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru and Chile have already developed their own regulatory frameworks. So have Canada and several European nations, following the 1995 EU Directive 95-46. The Ministry of Justice has (…)  Leer Artículo »

NetMundial: what’s new and where does it fit in the Internet Governance environment?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

In April 23 and 24 São Paulo will host the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, also called NetMundial, a diplomatic event willing to debate Internet Governance Principles and a roadmap for the future evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem. By Joana Varon Despite the series of (…)  Leer Artículo »

The privatization of copyright enforcement: the Brazilian context

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

After years demanding stronger public sector response to copyright infringement, IP industries have now shifted to the strategy of forcing governments to assume the role of facilitators in agreements between private parties. In Brazil, this tendency is clearly noticeable in industry demands related to copyright enforcement in the digital environment (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Cybercrime in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2014

In Digital Rights LAC, we asked to different specialists in the region about their personal appraisal in digital rights issues. This is the case of Omar Kaminski from Brazil, to whom we asked which were the main highlights of 2013 with respect to Cybercrimes and what are the biggest concerns (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Copyright in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2014

At Digital Rights LAC we wanted to ask different specialists in the region about their personal appraisals on digital rights issues. This is the case of Marcos Wachowicz from Brazil. We asked him what the main achievements were of 2013 with regard to copyright and what could be expected for (…)  Leer Artículo »