In 1748, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published his masterpiece, The Spirit of the Laws. The French intellectual argued that the state’s political authority should be separated into three independent powers: the legislative, the executive and the judicial. As history has shown, the attribution of distinct functions to distinct bodies is instrumental to prevent concentration of power, as well as the possibility that public authorities take arbitrary decisions that may have a negative impact on individuals’ freedom...
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The Spirit of the 'netAutor(es):Luca Belli
From Net Neutrality to Net FeudalityAutor(es):Luca Belli
The Internet is a quasi-feudal environment. In order to access the Internet you have to accept the contractual provisions unilaterally defined by your telecom operator. In order to use online applications and services, you have to accept the term of service unilaterally defined by the service providers. Besides unilaterally defining the rules that govern their cyberspaces, telecom operators and services providers have also the possibility to inforce them through technical measures.
Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age: a comparative study of the Brazilian and German legal frameworksAutor(es):Anja Dahlmann, Jamila Venturini, Marcel Dickow, Marília Maciel
This briefing is an input to the discussions that will take place in the session “Privacy under massn surveillance:a multistakeholder international challenge”to be held on November 9th in João Pessoa, Brazil,during the “Day Zero”of the Internet Governance Forum. This document is one of the outputs of the first phase of the project “Privacy in the digital age: fostering the implementation of the bilateral German Brazilian strategy in response to massive data collection”, jointly developed by the Center for Technologyand Society of the Rio de Janeiro Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), with the support of FGV.
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The project Privacy in the Digital Age seeks to identify legal, political, technical, and economic incentives for the implementation of resolution 168/67 on Privacy in the Digital Age, proposed by Germany and Brazil, and approved by the United Nations General Assembly and to identify other potential areas of collaboration between Germany and Brazil in the field of Internet Governance.The first phase of the project maps out the Brazilian and German legal frameworks related to privacy and confidentiality of communications, data protection and! intelligence!activities. As such, it seeks to identify how both countries are dealing with the challenges brought about by massive data collection and processing by (i) mapping the regulations on data protection and privacy and trying to understand how they shape the ways in which data can be accessed and (ii) understanding the general framework andexceptions that apply to intelligence activities.
Sobre robôs e eleiçõesAutor(es):Pedro Nicoletti Mizukami
In: FALCÃO, Joaquim (org.). Reforma eleitoral no Brasil: legislação, democracia e internet em debate. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 2015.[Leia mais]
In: FALCÃO, Joaquim (org.). Reforma eleitoral no Brasil: legislação, democracia e internet em debate. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 2015.