Dados à vista! O descobrimento da privacidade

De espelhos a dados: O escambo digital do século XXI Provavelmente, todo brasileiro que estudou os primeiros anos da história do Brasil conhece o significado do termo “escambo”. Hoje, achamos inadmissível o fato de colonizadores terem negociado com nativos objetos de pequeno valor em troca de uma das mercadorias mais valiosas e cobiçadas na Europa…

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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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Fighting against gender discrimination on the Internet

“States Parties condemn discrimination against women in all its forms, agree to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating discrimination against women[…]”. That is the text of a 2nd article of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ratified by Brazil in 1984. It is common…

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What does a data protection law mean to Brazil?

The first half of 2018 was marked by legal frameworks regarding the personal data protection and online privacy. More specifically, we have seen the approval and entry into force of specific legislation for data protection, emanated by some of the countries with more relevance in the international scenario today. Initially, in March, the CLOUD Act…

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Fake news, bots, filters and other threats to Brazilian democracy

Polarization. Apparently, one of the most used words in political headlines in recent years. Whether it is regarding the Brexit, North America or Impeachment suffered by former President Dilma Rousseff, societies never talk about building physical and imaginary walls as much as they talk today. Manichaean and extremist visions are sustained by blocking and lack…

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