In order for disinformation not to become rule: proposals against fake news

Spread of unfounded, untrue or inaccurate information is not a new issue. Use of information technology to produce, direct and transmit, strategically and with specific political ends, is. What has been proposed, on regulatory terms, to deal with disinformation campaigns?   The price of information Information production, on the sense of focus, agenda and targeting…

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“How can you quickly approach the citizen of the parliamentarian ? Through the internet “says Cristiano Ferri Faria, founder of LabHacker

Today’s post intends to present an interview with Cristiano Ferri Faria, held on 09/21/2018 about deliberative democracy, projects of the Chamber of Deputies of e-democracy and use of technology by the public service. In addition to author of several works on e-government and public policies, Cristiano is a legislative analyst ex-director and founder of LabHacker.…

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IGF 2018: IRIS at the Internet Global Forum in Paris

Between November 12th and 14h, 2018, researchers from the Internet and Society Reference Institute (IRIS) attended the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The event, which brings together actors from different sectors around the world, had the workshop “CLOUD Act & e-Evidence: implications for the Global South”, proposed by IRIS in partnership with the Internet Steering…

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Inside the Brazilian Supreme Court’s distribution of processes

On 13/09, the team of researchers from the University of Brasilia (UnB) responsible for examining the Supreme Court of Brazil’s case distribution system published an advisory opinion with the results of its evaluation. In today’s post, we interviewed Professor Henrique Araújo Costa, one of the group’s researchers, regarding the process and the team’s conclusions.  …

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Data protection, information security and data encryption

For the academic community and professionals who deal with privacy protection, as well as for society at large, 2018 is already a year to celebrate a series of achievements for the institutionalization of data protection: (i) the modernization of the first binding international instrument on the processing of personal information, the Convention 108 of the…

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E-Sports and the Brazilian bill: is this regulation really necessary?

On April 24th of this year, the Commission for Science, Technology, Innovation, Communication and Informatics approved Bill 383 of 2017, which is still in progress. The intention of the bill is to recognize E-Sports (or electronic sports) as a valid sporting category in the country. The purpose of this post is to analyze the initiative…

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