Online streaming: what is it and what is its legal nature?

You have most likely already consumed content online through streaming services. YouTube, Spotify and Netflix are examples of services that use this technique to distribute their content to users. But, after all, what exactly is this technology so present in our lives? This text seeks to make a brief exposition on the subject, as well…

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Marketplaces: world trend and Brazilian receptivity

Research conducted by the Associação Brasileira de Comércio Eletrônico shows the importance and the rise of e-commerce in Brazil, even in times of political and economic instability: in relation to 2017, there was a growth of 12% and sales in the order of 59.9 billions of reais within this trade modality. However, many sellers do…

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Blockchain and the right to be forgotten on the internet

Much has been said about Blockchain and cryptocurrency, from the most optimistic views saying it represents the end of the middleman, to those who are more pessimistic and see the technology as a way to waste a lot of money (and electricity) on applications that could be much simpler and less costly. Blockchain is more…

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Encryption, privacy and personal data protection: outlines of a contemporary debate

The importance of encryption and its impact on the law and society is a subject that has gained projection in Brazil with the recent course of judicial actions in the Supreme Federal Court – STF. Both (ADI 5527 and ADPF 403) deal with the issue of the blockage of online applications like WhatsApp – instant…

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Privacy and data protection in Brazilian smart cities

The transformation between models of Brazilian public administration over the years shows, initially, how the public administration is a reflection of an economically dominant model and how public policies are thus oriented. The implantation of a bureaucratic model of public administration in the 1930s was marked by a growth of the State structure, administrative organization,…

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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…

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CLOUD Act: an jurisdiction and human rights case

The Westphalian model of nation-state based on territorial sovereignty has undergone changes with the expansion and use of the internet, which is based on decentralization, openness, collaboration and cross-border movements between countries. With two very different logics, relations between states and the internet have undergone constant changes, leading to a number of discussions in courts…

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We can do it: be woman

What is being a woman? What can we really do? To understand how these questions relate to internet governance and women, it is necessary to understand how social advances have grown, and which have allowed women to recognize themselves as a social being and active in government, without being often faced with abusive patterns. A…

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Autonomous Weapons: a distant concern?

When the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced on Tuesday an initiative for the development of autonomous weapons – warfare artifacts controlled not by humans, but by artificial intelligence – a group of more than 50 researchers in Artificial Intelligence reacted calling for a boycott. The group, made up of scientists from…

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Credit Score and Consumer’s Consent in Brazil

The beginning of 2018 has witnessed strong discussions on privacy and personal data protection in the US and Europe, mainly due to the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal, and the entry into force in May of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this sense, it was expected that the constant cases of…

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