IRIS at the Internet Governance Forum

Between December 5th and 9th, researchers from the Institute for Research on Internet and Society (IRIS) participated actively in the discussions of the Internet Governance Forum – IGF 2016, held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Associated with the United Nations General Assembly, this is a multi-stakeholder forum, which includes the most diverse actors in discussions on public…

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…