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.…

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6 tips for a safer Internet browsing

Today is the Safer Internet Day and the Institute for Research on Internet and Society has developed some tips for safe navigation and online protection. With more and more people connected, the need to discuss and create mechanisms to promote citizenship online is essential. Here are some simple tips for safer browsing. General Tips for…

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Safer Internet Day 2018

The Internet is an essential invention that has undoubtedly changed the world in more ways than we can imagine. Not all of these changes, unfortunately, are positive. We can connect faster to other people, find content easier and transfer various information very fast but care is needed for the safety of the user, because these communication advantages…

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The Internet of Things and the protection of personal data

Most likely, you may have noticed that while browsing a social network like Facebook, Instagram, among others, there are several sponsored ads throughout your feed. You may have also noticed that often advertised products are just items that you had searched online for shortly before accessing the social network. It may even seem like magic:…

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Decolonization of scientific knowledge: counter-hegemony in access to knowledge

One of the concerns often raised when studying the establishment of an international technical-scientific-economic order today is the possibility of creating new forms of domination, through information and communication technologies (ICTs). These disputes over economic and technological dominance would be even more prevalent in cutting edge areas, such as the internet of things – IoT…

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Public statement from the Institute of Research on Internet and Society – IRIS about ADC 51/2017

An Action in the Supreme Federal Court discusses international cooperation in cases involving the Internet and the obtation of communications content from users abroad On November 28, 2017, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) received the Declaratory Action of Constitutionality No. 51. In this action, the Federation of Associations of Brazilian Information Technology Companies, Assespro, aims,…

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Artificial Intelligence and Regulation – New York Case

In December 2017, New York City’s City Council has passed a bill that seeks to ensure transparency of algorithms used for decision-making by the police, judiciary and other government agencies in the city. The bill’s scope, however, is limited to the algorithms used by the Public Administration, not addressing uses in the private sector. The…

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Social Technology: Technique and innovation to promote autonomy

TinkerCAD, Forno solar da Pleno Sol, GNU Image Manipulation Program,Programa Territórios Sustentáveis. These are some initiatives that in an innovative way, and with the use of different systems and tools, contribute to the process of emancipation and transformation of precarious realities. They are conceptually called social technologies. This term is the product of a cumulative…

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Cryptojacking of processing power: what is it and how to protect yourself?

Most website admins have always tried to profit through their pages, one way or another, for various reasons: whether to make an actual profit or simply to maintain it online. It has been that way with direct advertisement, adwares, spywares, sponsored posts and premium content. It just so happens that, with innovation and new technologies,…

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IRIS at I International Congress of Law and Technology

Organization The Superior Labor Court, in Brasília, was PALCO of the I  International Congress of Law and Technology. The event, organized by the Group of Research and Development in Law and Technology – UnB and the Legal Labs, happened between November 23rd and 24th and counted on over 700 participants. In the occasion, there were…

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