Data in sight! The discovery of privacy

From Mirrors to Data: The 21st Century Digital Barter Probably, every Brazilian who studied the first years of Brazilian history knows the meaning of the term “barter”. Nowadays, we find inadmissible that colonizers negotiated with native objects of small value in exchange for one of the most valuable and coveted commodities in Europe at that…

Privacy and data protection in Brazilian smart cities

The transformation between models of Brazilian public administration over the years shows, initially, how the public administration is a reflection of an economically dominant model and how public policies are thus oriented. The implantation of a bureaucratic model of public administration in the 1930s was marked by a growth of the State structure, administrative organization,…

Dia da Internet Segura 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

The Internet is an essential invention that has undoubtedly changed the world in more ways than we can imagine. Not all of these changes, unfortunately, are positive. We can connect faster to other people, find content easier and transfer various information very fast but care is needed for the safety of the user, because these communication advantages…

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…

Jurisdição e Internet

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…