Freedom of Speech and the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights: Three Years of Regulation

On April 24, 2017, the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights  (Marco Civil da Internet – MCI), Law n. 12.965/14, will complete three years since its enactment. In order to celebrate its anniversary,  this text will briefly describe what was the historical process of Marco Civil da Internet (MCI)’s creation. Next, we will focus on how…

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Autonomous Cars: Challenges and Perspectives

One of the most promising and potentially disruptive technologies of our decade is that of autonomous cars, or self-driving cars. News regarding innovations, ethical dilemmas or even the first accidents involving autonomous cars have taken over specialized media. Gartner Inc., a consulting company focused on information technology that develops yearly reports on new technological trends,…

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What is the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on regulating the Internet?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been performing an active role in regulating internet and technology companies in recent years. It has been judging several cases related to key issues, such as personal data, privacy and sharing economy. Explaining briefly, the CJEU is an judicial authority of the European Union whose…

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Blockchain, Smart Contracts and “Judge as a Service” in Brazilian Law

Blockchain technology, developed in 2009 as the basis for the functioning of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, soon became an thing in itself due to the doors it opened for a myriad of applications well beyond the financial scope of the Bitcoin. The ability to verify transactions and informations in an inherently decentralized manner has become the…

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