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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Loot boxes and gambling: conflicts in Brazil and around the world

If you have the habit of playing online, or know someone who does, there is a considerable chance you have heard of the so-called “loot boxes” – or “loot crates” – present in some games. The purpose of this text is to present an overview of this topic, explaining why loot boxes are such a…

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Privacy on Facebook: what can we learn from Cambridge Analytica

On March 16, Facebook publicly announced that it was suspending the activities of SCL (Strategic Communication Laboratories) and Cambridge Analytica from Facebook. These same companies were pointed out by analysts as essential to Donald Trump’s victory in the last US presidential election and the Brexit movement in the UK. But what is behind this suspension…

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Internet governance: women at IGF

According to the World Summit on the Information Society, Internet Governance seeks the development and application of principles, norms, rules and decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the use and the evolution of the Internet. Therefore, as a way of representing all of the Internet users, a multi-stakeholder approach in the process is pursued. Because…

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Disruptive Technology and Women

I would like to stress that this text is not a publication that commends the advancement of women’s empowerment policies. Exemplifying the existence of female leadership in the technology market by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg being women is making a methodological mistake as these personalities are exceptional cases, not the rule. I intend to…

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DDOS attacks and the GitHub case

  On February 28 the Github site was the target of one of the biggest DDOS (denial of service) attacks in history. The attack used a memcached, distributed system vulnerability used to speed up dynamic database-using sites, this service basically has the function of creating a cache of data in RAM to reduce the number…

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Are you the owner of your personal data?

The title of this article may give the impression that the author incurred in a tautology. “If it is my personal data, it’s obvious that I am its owner!” That’s what you may be thinking. However, that’s not the case here. The meaning of owner (“dono” in portuguese) is commonly tied to the idea of…

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