Choice of forum in online international contracts

Currently, the interfaces between international contracts, the transnationality of commercial relations and users’ rights have been increasingly significant. Consumer law and private international law, as areas of marked specificity and provided with their own languages, are gradually enclosing, with points of material and functional convergence. They are no longer admitted as merely watertight disciplines in…

cloud-act

CLOUD Act: an jurisdiction and human rights case

The Westphalian model of nation-state based on territorial sovereignty has undergone changes with the expansion and use of the internet, which is based on decentralization, openness, collaboration and cross-border movements between countries. With two very different logics, relations between states and the internet have undergone constant changes, leading to a number of discussions in courts…

Internet governance: women at IGF

According to the World Summit on the Information Society, Internet Governance seeks the development and application of principles, norms, rules and decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the use and the evolution of the Internet. Therefore, as a way of representing all of the Internet users, a multi-stakeholder approach in the process is pursued. Because…

Disruptive Technology and Women

I would like to stress that this text is not a publication that commends the advancement of women’s empowerment policies. Exemplifying the existence of female leadership in the technology market by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg being women is making a methodological mistake as these personalities are exceptional cases, not the rule. I intend to…

Jurisdicao e internet - Competência Internacional de Tribunais Estatais e Litígios de Internet

Jurisdiction and the Internet – International Jurisdiction of State Courts and Internet Litigation

Jurisdiction is a concept that relates to the power of every State to regulate and affect people, goods and facts under its influence being a corollary of the international principles of sovereignty, equality and non-interference in internal affairs. In this sense, jurisdiction derives from the international principles of sovereignty, equality and non-interference in internal affairs.…

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…

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…