What does a data protection law mean to Brazil?

The first half of 2018 was marked by legal frameworks regarding the personal data protection and online privacy. More specifically, we have seen the approval and entry into force of specific legislation for data protection, emanated by some of the countries with more relevance in the international scenario today. Initially, in March, the CLOUD Act…

Inteligência Artificial

Is it possible to use artificial intelligence to determine the sexual orientation of people?

In September 2017, a research was published by Stanford psychology professor Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang, in which they claim to have identified the sexual orientation of people by analyzing photos of faces with an artificial intelligence algorithm (deep neural networks). The research has generated heated debates in the US and Europe, and has also…

Neutralidade de rede

Network Neutrality and Internet Service Providers in the US

Changes at sight for the Trump Era? Since Trump’s election, it has been strongly discussed possible changes on net neutrality rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015, on Obama’s presidency. These changes can have a deep impact on citizens, internet governance actors, internet service providers, internet companies, etc. Despite of an immediate…

Freedom of Speech and the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights: Three Years of Regulation

On April 24, 2017, the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights  (Marco Civil da Internet – MCI), Law n. 12.965/14, will complete three years since its enactment. In order to celebrate its anniversary,  this text will briefly describe what was the historical process of Marco Civil da Internet (MCI)’s creation. Next, we will focus on how…