Startups, Innovation and Law

  Startups, Innovation and Law Since June 2016, the Institute for Research on Internet and Society has been working with partners and with the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais on public discussions regarding the consolidation of a pioneer legislative framework for startups in the State. Known for its innovation hubs, such as the startup ecosystems…

Privacy and data protection

Odélio Porto e Diego Machado The continuous development of computer processing power (Moore’s Law) and the increased use of the internet for various purposes, whether work or social life, among others, have created a greater flow of personal information susceptible to be used and stored by companies and governments in various ways. Reports such as…

Judicial structure of startups – Benefits of formalization (part II)

Anna Flávia Moreira In a series of three texts per week, we will present here the legal benefits of formalization of startups in Brazil: individual micro-entrepreneurs (part I); microentrepreneurs (individual entrepreneurs or EIRELI) and EPP (Part II); and companies (Part III) Private entrepreneurs and EIRELI The structure of a company is the result of three variables:…

Judicial structure of startups in Brazil – Benefits of formalization (part I)

In a series of three texts per week, we will present here the legal benefits of formalization of startups in Brazil: individual micro-entrepreneurs (part I); microentrepreneurs (individual, company or EIRELI) and EPP (Part II); and companies (Part III). Individual micro-entrepreneurs Informality is still a big problem in Brazilian economy and it has developed intensively over…

Net neutrality

Matheus Rosa and Victor Vieira In April 23 of 2014, Law no. 12.965, popularly known as Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, was sanctioned by president Dilma Rousseff. Amongst the provisions in the Civil Rights Framework, the one that provoked most debates, without a doubt, was net neutrality. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is…

Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

Source: Codigo Fonte@Uol Pedro Vilela The Civil Rights Framework for the Internet is the first brazilian legislation concerning Law and Internet. Essentially, it’s a legislative instrument which establishes rights and duties for providers and users of the Internet in Brazil. Nicknamed by several experts as the “Constitution of the Internet in Brazil”, the Civil Rights…

Marco Civil, Technology Clusters and the Public Administration

  Time: May 2015- Involved Institutions: IRIS, GNET, FAPEMIG, UFMG Subject: Marco Civil da Internet Description: The project investigates the main legal and institutional issues concerning the application of the recently passed Marco Civil Bill of Rights in the context of technology clusters, high tech enterprises and Public Administration Entities in the State of Minas Gerais, having…

What will change for WhatsApp users with the introduction of the new end-to-end encryption mechanism?

For those adept of the electronic communications services offered by WhatsApp, some recent changes implemented by the platform in a global scale may bring new challenges to Law and to the development of the instant messaging application sector. On the 5th of April, the company activated an end-to-end encryption mechanism for all its users. In…