GDPR

GDPR and its effects on the Brazilian Law: First impressions and a comparative analysis

The need for reflection about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation consequences on national and international areas is what motivates the Institute of Reference for Internet & Society – IRIS research team to study this subject. From a comparative perspective, not only in relation to Brazil, but also to Argentina, due to the unequivocal…

Call for papers – III Internet Governance Seminar

The Institute for Research on Internet and Society (IRIS), the Group for International Studies on Intellectual Property, Internet and Innovation (GNet) and other partner entities invite researchers in Law, Science, Technology and related fields to submit their presentation proposals and expanded abstracts, in Portuguese, English or Spanish, for the “III INTERNET GOVERNANCE SEMINAR: POLICIES, INTERNET…

Blockchain and the right to be forgotten on the internet

Much has been said about Blockchain and cryptocurrency, from the most optimistic views saying it represents the end of the middleman, to those who are more pessimistic and see the technology as a way to waste a lot of money (and electricity) on applications that could be much simpler and less costly. Blockchain is more…

Privacy and data protection in Brazilian smart cities

The transformation between models of Brazilian public administration over the years shows, initially, how the public administration is a reflection of an economically dominant model and how public policies are thus oriented. The implantation of a bureaucratic model of public administration in the 1930s was marked by a growth of the State structure, administrative organization,…

Choice of forum in online international contracts

Currently, the interfaces between international contracts, the transnationality of commercial relations and users’ rights have been increasingly significant. Consumer law and private international law, as areas of marked specificity and provided with their own languages, are gradually enclosing, with points of material and functional convergence. They are no longer admitted as merely watertight disciplines in…

cloud-act

CLOUD Act: an jurisdiction and human rights case

The Westphalian model of nation-state based on territorial sovereignty has undergone changes with the expansion and use of the internet, which is based on decentralization, openness, collaboration and cross-border movements between countries. With two very different logics, relations between states and the internet have undergone constant changes, leading to a number of discussions in courts…