Jurisdição e Internet

Internet and jurisdiction: Blocking and network fragmentation mechanisms

The difficulty in adjudicating transnational conflicts originated on the internet has caused governments and companies to seek to prevent the emergence of such disputes. Over the years, new technologies have enabled mechanisms to simulate and adulterate geographical boundaries, identifying or repositioning the origin of users in the global space, then restricting their full access to…

Mídias Sociais Digitais e Saúde

Challenges and perspectives of the use of digital social media in the health field

Characteristics of the digital environment and behaviors typical of social media users seem to come to the attention of health researchers interested in establishing a bridge between the scientific community and society. In research with this approach, it is possible that the great contribution of social media is the possibility of reaching specific population groups,…

Inteligência Artificial

Is it possible to use artificial intelligence to determine the sexual orientation of people?

In September 2017, a research was published by Stanford psychology professor Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang, in which they claim to have identified the sexual orientation of people by analyzing photos of faces with an artificial intelligence algorithm (deep neural networks). The research has generated heated debates in the US and Europe, and has also…

Internet, Globalização e Lacunas

Internet, Globalization and legal gaps: The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights as a solution to a (previously) growing jurisprudential inconsistency

Since its popularization in the 1990s, the Internet has been contributing to the Globalization process. The shortening of distances between people around the world meant that not only did communication become infinitely more dynamic, transcending the barriers that previously made it impossible to instantaneously exchange information internationally, but also that companies that do not actually…

Blockchain, Governo Eletrônico

Blockchain and e-Government: The Estonian experience and the first Brazilian initiatives

Most of the debates involving Blockchain Technologies revolves around its use as a tool for financial innovation and in private scope, while its applications for public interest are often underestimated and seldom discussed, even though they are many. The power of the Blockchain in public interest resides its simultaneous offer of transparency, trust and privacy:…

Jurisdiction and conflicts of law in the digital age: regulatory framework of internet regulation

This is the second of several research products developed by our team on our Project on Internet & Jurisdiction. This policy paper is designed to submit the scientific contribution of the Institute for Research on Internet and Society – IRIS to a broader public discussion concerning the existing policy and normative frameworks for the determination…

Government opens public consultation to change the governance model of the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil

The Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) has been working for more than twenty years in Internet governance in Brazil. It was created in 1995 under Fernando Henrique Cardoso government, by a joint administrative rule of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications, the Committee is a shared governance entity widely recognized in…

Net Neutrality

Why should the cultural area fight for the net neutrality?

Working with culture, especially the independent one, which searches new partnership and development models, demands us to be activists in many causes. There’s an impact of digital culture in the models for disclosure and distribution of artists and projects, allowing the democratization for accessing cultural goods, broadening the education of audience and art consumption. These…