Public Ouvidorias (Ombudsman’s Office) and the demands of citizens: the contribution of the e-ouv System.

The Law on Access to Information (LAI), promulgated in 2011 (No. 12.527), and the Decree establishing the Social Participation Policy and the National Social Participation System of 2014 (No. 8.243) put the public ouvidorias (ombudsman’s office) in greater evidence within the Brazilian political field. After all, from that moment on, greater responsibilities were instituted and,…

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…

Mídias Sociais Digitais e Saúde

Challenges and perspectives of the use of digital social media in the health field

Characteristics of the digital environment and behaviors typical of social media users seem to come to the attention of health researchers interested in establishing a bridge between the scientific community and society. In research with this approach, it is possible that the great contribution of social media is the possibility of reaching specific population groups,…

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…

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:…