Space for Law

The creation of the Internet was dissociate from state norms. At the time, it was considered a world free of the structures of power of the States or of the rules that the Law imposed. This position is clear in John Perry Barlow’s Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, which also presents the idea of the…

Freedom of Speech and the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights: Three Years of Regulation

On April 24, 2017, the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights  (Marco Civil da Internet – MCI), Law n. 12.965/14, will complete three years since its enactment. In order to celebrate its anniversary,  this text will briefly describe what was the historical process of Marco Civil da Internet (MCI)’s creation. Next, we will focus on how…

Autonomous Cars: Challenges and Perspectives

One of the most promising and potentially disruptive technologies of our decade is that of autonomous cars, or self-driving cars. News regarding innovations, ethical dilemmas or even the first accidents involving autonomous cars have taken over specialized media. Gartner Inc., a consulting company focused on information technology that develops yearly reports on new technological trends,…

New declaration on freedom of expression

In action between The United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), through their special rapporteurs for freedom of expression, was approved on March 2017 the “Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and “Fake News”,…

What is the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on regulating the Internet?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been performing an active role in regulating internet and technology companies in recent years. It has been judging several cases related to key issues, such as personal data, privacy and sharing economy. Explaining briefly, the CJEU is an judicial authority of the European Union whose…