The biggest lie in Internet history

The act of lying is inherent in human behavior. In all social fields, lies occupy a space of manipulation of reality, which can be expressed by an omission, by the selective choice of facts or by the simple creation of them. The ethics behind a lie is always controversial: Should we tell a harsh, cruel…

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Government opens public consultation to change the governance model of the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil

The Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) has been working for more than twenty years in Internet governance in Brazil. It was created in 1995 under Fernando Henrique Cardoso government, by a joint administrative rule of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications, the Committee is a shared governance entity widely recognized in…

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Why should the cultural area fight for the net neutrality?

Working with culture, especially the independent one, which searches new partnership and development models, demands us to be activists in many causes. There’s an impact of digital culture in the models for disclosure and distribution of artists and projects, allowing the democratization for accessing cultural goods, broadening the education of audience and art consumption. These…

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Quick chat about Cryptography, Human Rights and The Moral Character of the Cryptographic Work

Another text from our series of external guests, this time written by the Research Group on Law and Technology at the Federal University of Pernambuco, with the collaboration of the researchers André Lucas Fernandes, André Ramiro, Paula Côrte Real and Raquel Saraiva. The problem of unrestricted security in electronic communications has been taking place in public debate, precisely…

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From a Silicon Valley Perspective: Why Legal Education Needs to Adapt to the 21st Tech-century

François Weidler-Bauchez François, who graduated from Sciences Po Paris and is currently attending the Paris Bar School, was an intern at CodeX (the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics) in Spring 2016. He fell in love with the Valley spirit and the incredible energy it is possible to find there. Following his rich experience at the…

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Data protection regulation in Russia

Today IRIS starts a series of publications written by external guests. At the opening of this space, we start with the Russian expert in copyright law and Internet regulation Lina Gevorgyan, about data protection in Russia: Data protection regulation in Russia is covered by the Federal Law #152-FZ whichrequires data operators to protect gathered personal data.…

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Internet Global Performance Indicators and its Rhetorical Appropriation Possibilities by the Global South

Initial considerations Metrics and rankings through indexes have influenced thinking at many levels of governance. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report, for example, which ranks countries based on ten sub-indicators, has long been credited for driving several reforms in a number of countries. in the countries. Countries sometimes openly declare their intention to make reforms…

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Public Hearing on WhatsApp blocks – a short review

This year (2017) on June 2nd and 5th, a Public Hearing which discussed the judicial blockades of WhatsApp and the Internet Civil Registry took place in the building of the Federal Supreme Court in Brasília. The topics of the Public Hearing are dealt with in the Direct Action of Unconstitutionality (ADI) No. 5.527 and in…

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A new breed of intellectual property?

On December 2015, an Israeli entrepreneur finally launched his Kickstarter campaign to fund one of his inventions: a smartphone case that could easily be converted into a selfie-stick. The entrepreneur had spent a year developing the product, designing prototypes and acquiring minimal funds to achieve his goal. What was his surprise when, one week after…

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Right to be Forgotten v. Right to de-indexation

One subject that has been gaining prominence in Brazil in the context of the internet is the right to be forgotten. Proof of this tendency is found in national jurisprudence, in cases judged by the Superior Court of Justice – Supremo Tribunal de Justiça-  (REsp 1.311.921/2012 and REsp 1.511.873/2016); and at the public hearing held…

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