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…

The nuances of the net neutrality debate

The concept of network neutrality has already been discussed in this blog, but involves certain nuances that are usually neglected in more tabloid-style debates. It is important to reflect on this, because the answers and concepts involved are not merely dichotomous, as one would expect in a simple yes/no debate on the implementation of net…

M.A.D.: Mutual Assured Disclosure online

One of the most thought-provoking concepts mentioned during the Internet Governance Forum 2016 was of an age of M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Disclosure). The acronym makes an analogy to the military doctrine called Mutual Assured Destruction, which permeated much of the Cold War, in which two opposing sides of a conflict (United States and Soviet Union)…

Net neutrality and privacy protection: what does the decree of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet say

The Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (Law 12.965/2014), ever since its publication, is considered a very important progress in Brazilian lawmaking, not just because of the matter it regulates, but alto due to the fact that there was broad civil participation through public consultations since 2008. A poignant trait of this law is…