Inteligência Artificial

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

This September, a research, published by Stanford psychology professor Michal Kosinski and researcher Yilun Wang, claimed to have identified the sexual orientation of people by analyzing photos of faces by means of an artificial intelligence algorithm (deep neural networks). The research has generated heated debates in the US and European media, and has also been…

Internet, Globalização e Lacunas

Internet, Globalization and legal gaps: The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights as a solution to a (previously) growing jurisprudential inconsistency

Since its popularization in the 1990s, the Internet has been contributing to the Globalization process. The shortening of distances between people around the world meant that not only did communication become infinitely more dynamic, transcending the barriers that previously made it impossible to instantaneously exchange information internationally, but also that companies that do not actually…

Blockchain, Governo Eletrônico

Blockchain and e-Government: The Estonian experience and the first Brazilian initiatives

Most of the debates involving Blockchain Technologies revolves around its use as a tool for financial innovation and in private scope, while its applications for public interest are often underestimated and seldom discussed, even though they are many. The power of the Blockchain in public interest resides its simultaneous offer of transparency, trust and privacy:…

Jurisdiction and conflicts of law in the digital age: regulatory framework of internet regulation

This is the second of several research products developed by our team on our Project on Internet & Jurisdiction. This policy paper is designed to submit the scientific contribution of the Institute for Research on Internet and Society – IRIS to a broader public discussion concerning the existing policy and normative frameworks for the determination…

The biggest lie in Internet history

The act of lying is inherent in human behavior. In all social fields, lies occupy a space of manipulation of reality, which can be expressed by an omission, by the selective choice of facts or by the simple creation of them. The ethics behind a lie is always controversial: Should we tell a harsh, cruel…

Government opens public consultation to change the governance model of the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil

The Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) has been working for more than twenty years in Internet governance in Brazil. It was created in 1995 under Fernando Henrique Cardoso government, by a joint administrative rule of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications, the Committee is a shared governance entity widely recognized in…

Net Neutrality

Why should the cultural area fight for the net neutrality?

Working with culture, especially the independent one, which searches new partnership and development models, demands us to be activists in many causes. There’s an impact of digital culture in the models for disclosure and distribution of artists and projects, allowing the democratization for accessing cultural goods, broadening the education of audience and art consumption. These…

Criptografia, Governança da Internet

Quick chat about Cryptography, Human Rights and The Moral Character of the Cryptographic Work

Another text from our series of external guests, this time written by the Research Group on Law and Technology at the Federal University of Pernambuco, with the collaboration of the researchers André Lucas Fernandes, André Ramiro, Paula Côrte Real and Raquel Saraiva. The problem of unrestricted security in electronic communications has been taking place in public debate, precisely…

data protection

Data protection regulation in Russia

Today IRIS starts a series of publications written by external guests. At the opening of this space, we start with the Russian expert in copyright law and Internet regulation Lina Gevorgyan, about data protection in Russia: Data protection regulation in Russia is covered by the Federal Law #152-FZ whichrequires data operators to protect gathered personal data.…