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…

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Jurisdiction and conflicts of law in the digital age: regulatory framework of internet regulation

This is the second of several research products developed by our team on our Project on Internet & Jurisdiction. This policy paper is designed to submit the scientific contribution of the Institute for Research on Internet and Society – IRIS to a broader public discussion concerning the existing policy and normative frameworks for the determination…

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Transborder data flows and Bill n. 5,276/2016: some remarks for the Brazilian legislative process

This is one of several research products developed by our team on our Project on Internet & Jurisdiction. This policy paper is designed to submit the scientific contribution of the Institute for Research on Internet and Society – IRIS to a broader public discussion concerning the current text of Bill No. 5,2761, which deals with…

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What will change for WhatsApp users with the introduction of the new end-to-end encryption mechanism?

For those adept of the electronic communications services offered by WhatsApp, some recent changes implemented by the platform in a global scale may bring new challenges to Law and to the development of the instant messaging application sector. On the 5th of April, the company activated an end-to-end encryption mechanism for all its users. In…

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Annals of the I Seminar on Internet Governance and the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet: freedom, privacy and democracy

The annals include lectures given by panelists, as well as expanded abstracts of articles submitted to the working groups of the seminar. On the first section of the book are the contributions of the panelists, who shared their visions on the following subjects: Internet governance; the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet; freedom of…

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