Privacy and data protection in Brazilian smart cities

The transformation between models of Brazilian public administration over the years shows, initially, how the public administration is a reflection of an economically dominant model and how public policies are thus oriented. The implantation of a bureaucratic model of public administration in the 1930s was marked by a growth of the State structure, administrative organization,…

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Decolonization of scientific knowledge: counter-hegemony in access to knowledge

One of the concerns often raised when studying the establishment of an international technical-scientific-economic order today is the possibility of creating new forms of domination, through information and communication technologies (ICTs). These disputes over economic and technological dominance would be even more prevalent in cutting edge areas, such as the internet of things – IoT…

Internet Global Performance Indicators and its Rhetorical Appropriation Possibilities by the Global South

Initial considerations Metrics and rankings through indexes have influenced thinking at many levels of governance. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report, for example, which ranks countries based on ten sub-indicators, has long been credited for driving several reforms in a number of countries. in the countries. Countries sometimes openly declare their intention to make reforms…

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…