GDPR

GDPR and its effects on the Brazilian Law: First impressions and a comparative analysis

The need for reflection about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation consequences on national and international areas is what motivates the Institute of Reference for Internet & Society – IRIS research team to study this subject. From a comparative perspective, not only in relation to Brazil, but also to Argentina, due to the unequivocal…

Choice of forum in online international contracts

Currently, the interfaces between international contracts, the transnationality of commercial relations and users’ rights have been increasingly significant. Consumer law and private international law, as areas of marked specificity and provided with their own languages, are gradually enclosing, with points of material and functional convergence. They are no longer admitted as merely watertight disciplines in…

Jurisdicao e internet - Competência Internacional de Tribunais Estatais e Litígios de Internet

Jurisdiction and the Internet – International Jurisdiction of State Courts and Internet Litigation

Jurisdiction is a concept that relates to the power of every State to regulate and affect people, goods and facts under its influence being a corollary of the international principles of sovereignty, equality and non-interference in internal affairs. In this sense, jurisdiction derives from the international principles of sovereignty, equality and non-interference in internal affairs.…

Jurisdição e Internet

Internet and jurisdiction: Blocking and network fragmentation mechanisms

The difficulty in adjudicating transnational conflicts originated on the internet has caused governments and companies to seek to prevent the emergence of such disputes. Over the years, new technologies have enabled mechanisms to simulate and adulterate geographical boundaries, identifying or repositioning the origin of users in the global space, then restricting their full access to…

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…

What will change for WhatsApp users with the introduction of the new end-to-end encryption mechanism?

For those adept of the electronic communications services offered by WhatsApp, some recent changes implemented by the platform in a global scale may bring new challenges to Law and to the development of the instant messaging application sector. On the 5th of April, the company activated an end-to-end encryption mechanism for all its users. In…

Annals of the I Seminar on Internet Governance and the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet: freedom, privacy and democracy

The annals include lectures given by panelists, as well as expanded abstracts of articles submitted to the working groups of the seminar. On the first section of the book are the contributions of the panelists, who shared their visions on the following subjects: Internet governance; the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet; freedom of…