Brazil Signed Internet ConstitutionAdded: Friday, April 25th, 2014
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The country’s Congress passed Internet-privacy legislation similar to an Internet user’s bill of rights. This move was taken after the United States had been revealed spying on Brazil’s President for basically no reason.
The law sets out principles, guarantees, rights, and duties for web users and ISPs and is supposed to balance freedom of expression and the Internet users’ rights to privacy and protection of personal information. The new bill, dubbed Brazil’s “Internet Constitution”, has been appreciated by the British physicist and Internet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee for balancing the rights and duties of ordinary users, governments and businesses, at the same time ensuring that the worldwide web continues to be an open and decentralized network.
The law protects freedom of expression and information, demanding that Internet service providers not be hold responsible for what the users publish, but the ISPs still have to comply with court orders to take down offensive or libelous content. In addition, the law limits collecting and using metadata on Internet users in the country.
The most interesting fact is that the bill stopped short of what many in the United States feared – namely that tech giants such as Google and Facebook would have to store local users’ information in Brazilian data centers. However, the law says that such companies as Google and Facebook will be subject to local laws and courts in cases involving data on Brazilians, even if the information is stored on servers across the ocean.
Brazil’s President has spoken out forcefully against online snooping revealed by a former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Unites States appeared to be eavesdropping after her staff’s communications and those of others at Petrobras, the state oil giant. President was so outraged with the snooping that she even cancelled a state visit to Washington and pushed for a UN resolution aimed at protecting “online” human rights. There were also suggestions to create its own Internet where the US wouldn’t have access. As fantastic as it sound, at least one country is doing something to protect its people.
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Friday, April 25th, 2014
|posted by (2014-04-25 22:15:17)|
|I must admit i do not speak Portuguese, so did not read this legislation, but do you really think that the NSA is going to stop eavesdropping on Brazil because of this piece of legislation, even if the NSA get caugth with his hand in the cookies jar there is not much Brazil can do to persuade the US to stop spying or to bring criminal charges.|
|bla bla bla how america is big!! lolz ya time is over and the USA knows it!!|
abraços de Portugal para os irmãos Brasileiros!!!
|posted by (2014-04-26 05:49:37)|
|..pretty much every country has spies, and thats what they do: they spy other countries and they do it whenever they can, ALL of them!!|
There are no inocents or victims in this game, only a few that spy on a lot that are spied upon.
Allways did, allways will...
|posted by (2014-04-26 06:47:21)|
|To me this means that the US better back off. They have degraded the US to a point that they are suspect to almost every country in the world. The US will NEVER be able to control the internet outside of the US (and I doubt they will ever control it within the US).|
It is called digging your own grave.
|posted by (2014-04-26 07:22:08)|
|brazilians...we rock!! abraco aos brazukas e portugas!|
|posted by (2014-04-26 18:33:42)|
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