Ministro Dias Toffoli

Supreme Court of Brazil’s inquiry against fake news: advancement or step backwards?

On March 14, the Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil (Supremo Tribunal Federal – STF), Dias Toffoli, ordered the opening of an inquiry to investigate the alleged existence of slander, threats and fraudulent reports against the Court, its members and relatives. The investigation, which has the Minister Alexandre de Moraes as rapporteur,…

Anti-Crypto Bill in Australia: a brief analysis of the Access and Assistance Bill and its most controversial aspects

The Parliament of Australia has passed a bill the obliges technology businesses to weaken encryption on its products and services. The legislation, which has been branded “Anti-Crypto bill” by its critics, compels companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted user data, even if it requires the introduction of vulnerabilities in the system. Such…

Inside the Brazilian Supreme Court’s distribution of processes

On 13/09, the team of researchers from the University of Brasilia (UnB) responsible for examining the Supreme Court of Brazil’s case distribution system published an advisory opinion with the results of its evaluation. In today’s post, we interviewed Professor Henrique Araújo Costa, one of the group’s researchers, regarding the process and the team’s conclusions.  …