Internet Dispute: Forum-Selection clause and denial of justice in web-signed contracts

The rules of Private International Law contain elements to establish the jurisdiction to which a particular matter, related to an international dispute, shall be referred to. Parties involved in a legal relationship, however, can modify the jurisdiction defined in such rules by including, in a contract, a clause in which they choose a different court,…

Understanding the Parliamentary Investigation Committee on cybercrimes

Introduction The first legislation for the Brazilian cyberspace was in 1999 in a bill proposed by Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB-MG), which the bill was later known for, dedicated exclusively to the penal scope, criminalizing many conducts in the virtual space. The bill was criticized by your intrusive measures, like the maintenance of IP logs by the…

Personal data protection in the international scenario: brief comments on the american and european models and on brazilian law

To say that privacy and personal data protection debate have international dimension and relevance is a commonplace nowadays. However, the practical confirmation of the assertion made is useful for both understanding the current situation and making a draft of the issue’s global extent and its consequences. From recent history we detach two related facts: (i)…

Net neutrality and privacy protection: what does the decree of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet say

The Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (Law 12.965/2014), ever since its publication, is considered a very important progress in Brazilian lawmaking, not just because of the matter it regulates, but alto due to the fact that there was broad civil participation through public consultations since 2008. A poignant trait of this law is…

Global Innovation Index 2016

Imagem: GII 2016 SCORES AND GDP The World Intellectual Property Organization published this monday, Augut 15, the Global Innovation Index 2016 – “Winning with Global Innovation”. The report ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries, based on 82 indicators and focus on the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. The report presents…