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…