IRIS, OpenCon2017

IRIS at OpenCon Latin America 2017

The annual OpenCon global conference is a space for students and academic professionals from a wide range of knowledge, who are interested in open access, open data, open educational resources and many other aspects of open and scientific educational culture. On 12 and 13 OF October, the regional meeting of this event was held at…

Internet and Jurisdiction

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…

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…

Criptografia, Governança da Internet

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…

data protection

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.…

Personal data protection in the international scenario: brief comments on the american and european models and on brazilian law

To say that privacy and personal data protection debate have international dimension and relevance is a commonplace nowadays. However, the practical confirmation of the assertion made is useful for both understanding the current situation and making a draft of the issue’s global extent and its consequences. From recent history we detach two related facts: (i)…

Net neutrality and privacy protection: what does the decree of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet say

The Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (Law 12.965/2014), ever since its publication, is considered a very important progress in Brazilian lawmaking, not just because of the matter it regulates, but alto due to the fact that there was broad civil participation through public consultations since 2008. A poignant trait of this law is…