Fighting against gender discrimination on the Internet

“States Parties condemn discrimination against women in all its forms, agree to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating discrimination against women[…]”. That is the text of a 2nd article of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ratified by Brazil in 1984. It is common…

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…

Legal Startups: New routes to Law?

In what time do we live? A subject that has gained repercussion in discussions involving technology and law, legal techs are at the center of debates about the application of technology to the law and its repercussions for the exercise of activities that can still be considered conventional, such as advocacy or the judiciary. Ultimately,…

Fake news, bots, filters and other threats to Brazilian democracy

Polarization. Apparently, one of the most used words in political headlines in recent years. Whether it is regarding the Brexit, North America or Impeachment suffered by former President Dilma Rousseff, societies never talk about building physical and imaginary walls as much as they talk today. Manichaean and extremist visions are sustained by blocking and lack…

Call for papers – III Internet Governance Seminar

The Institute for Research on Internet and Society (IRIS), the Group for International Studies on Intellectual Property, Internet and Innovation (GNet) and other partner entities invite researchers in Law, Science, Technology and related fields to submit their presentation proposals and expanded abstracts, in Portuguese, English or Spanish, for the “III INTERNET GOVERNANCE SEMINAR: POLICIES, INTERNET…