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…

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…

Free basics, net neutrality and challenges of accessibility in Brazil

Lucas Costa dos Anjos and Marcos Henrique Costa Leroy Initially launched under the name of Internet.org, Free Basics intends to broaden access to the Internet throughout the world, especially in developing countries, like Brazil. According to the research Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação em Domicílios 2014 (Information and Communication Technologies in Households – 2014), 92% of…