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…

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

The I Seminar on Internet Governance and the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet: freedom, privacy and democracy took place at the Federal University of Minas Gerais’ School of Law, between May 28 and 29, 2015. It was supported and sponsored by the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.Br), the Federal University of Minas Gerais…

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Digital Democracy and the Electoral Law on the Internet

Period: January 2015 Involved Institutions: IRIS, Grou for Studies and Research on Innovation (GEPI), FGV-SP, School of Applied Math of the Getulio Vargas Foundation – EMAp Subject: Global Internet Governance and Digital Democracy: Relationship between the Electoral Law and Freedom of Expression in Brazil. Description: The Digital Democracy and Electoral Law on the Internet seeks…

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Internet Governance and Jurisdiction

Time: Since March 2016 Involved Institutions: IRIS, Google Brasil Theme: Internet and Jurisdiction Description: A central research axis currently undertaken by IRIS is that of Internet and Jurisdiction. In partnership and with support from Google Brasil, IRIS seeks to investigate and develop research material and informative material for the general community and to specialists in…

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Legal aspects of Internet Governance

    Photo: Ricardo Matsukawa/NIC.br   The advent of the Internet revolutionized the manner through which human interactions occur, having it happen mostly online. Information, before concentrated in mass communication means, went through a process of decentralization, diversification and democratization, making ways for the user not only to consume, but to also interact with the information.…

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