IRIS Researchers at the I International Congress about Fundamental Rights and Criminal Procedures in the Digital Age

On May 29th, 30th and 31st, the I International Congress on Fundamental Rights and Criminal Procedure in the Digital Age took place at the University of São Paulo Law School (FDUSP), as a result of a partnership between USP and InternetLab. The Congress was attended by authorities who contributed and still contribute to the development…

Beyond blocking WhatsApp: suspending application providers in Brazil can be a slippery slope

Since last friday, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) has been hearing arguments related to the blocking of applications such as the WhatsApp, in a public hearing convened by Minister Rosa Weber and Minister Edson Fachin, rapporteurs of two constitutional proceedings (n. 5527 and n. 403), respectively. Public hearings are an important mechanism of dialogue…

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Network Neutrality and Internet Service Providers in the US

Changes at sight for the Trump Era? Since Trump’s election, it has been strongly discussed possible changes on net neutrality rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015, on Obama’s presidency. These changes can have a deep impact on citizens, internet governance actors, internet service providers, internet companies, etc. Despite of an immediate…

Ghost in the Shell x The Ant and the Grasshopper

Work, Taxation and the Future of Artificial Intelligence Introduction The evolution of Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies has revived old concerns regarding the impacts of technology on the labor market, on income concentration and on public administration. More than ever, the threat of replacement of human workers by intelligent automations is present and real. Differently…