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By Luca Belli The Brazilian Supreme Federal Court, or “STF” in its Brazilian acronym, recently took a landmark decision concerning the right to be forgotten (RTBF), finding that it is […]

By Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Regina Iminova Amendments to the Russian general data protection law (Federal Law No. 152-FZ on Personal Data) adopted at the end of 2020 enter into force today […]

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Conférence en ligne organisée par le Centre de droit public comparé de l’Université Paris 2 et le Centre de Technologie et Société de l’École de Droit de la Fondation Getulio […]

At the time of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the webinar aims at identifying areas for cooperation between the EU and Brazil, regarding digital trade and […]

This webinar explored some key features of the Cybersecurity frameworks of the BRICS countries, their visions of digital sovereignty and the role of the BRICS grouping in fostering an alternative […]

By Gurshabad Grover and Anna Liz Thomas From PUBG to TikTok, online services are regularly blocked in India under an opaque censorship regime flowing from section 69A of the Information […]

By Luca Belli and Nicolo Zingales Recently, WhatsApp pushed an in-app notification requesting users to accept its new privacy policy by February 8, 2021. Before publicly changing its position and […]

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Why the rest of the world should be worried, and think hard about how to create a data protection culture. By Luca Belli In Brazil, like in most all low-income countries […]

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By Smriti Parsheera and Sarayu Natarajan In the latest edition of the ACM Interactions Magazine, CyberBRICS Fellow Smriti Parsheera and Sarayu Natarajan, Founder of Aapti Institute, bring up some conceptual and practical […]

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By Luca Belli, Danilo Doneda Abstract* Over the last decade, the “Smart City” formula has become a true marketing mantra, gaining momentum not only in the business environment, but also in […]

By Michael Veale and Ian Brown Abstract Cybersecurity covers the broad range of technical and social issues that must be considered to protect networked information systems. The importance of the concept has […]

The BRICS Digital Policies Update brings together CyberBRICS scholars and fellows to debate the most recent updates on Digital Policies in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) […]

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BRICS countries atlas low poly by Britto.design

A 15ª edição do Encontro Anual do Internet Governance Forum, organizado pela ONU, teve seu início na última semana. Por conta da pandemia de COVID-19, o evento está ocorrendo de […]

In early November, the 15th edition of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), took place entirely online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IGF agenda was structured  around four […]

By Luca Belli This paper stems from the research elaborated by CyberBRICS project, which is the first attempt to produce comparative analyses of digital policies in the BRICS countries – […]

Call for Papers Digital Sovereignty in the BRICS Countries: Data, Infrastructure, and Services Background on the CyberBRICS Project: The CyberBRICS project has a triple aim: to map existing regulations; to […]

This volume explores “The Value of Internet Openness in Times of Crisis” and is the official outcome of the Coalitions on Net Neutrality and on Community Connectivity of the United […]

Report of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Published by The Presidency, Republic of South Africa Foreword We are extremely proud of the tremendous strides South Africa has made over the past twenty-five years in the post-apartheid era. […]

The Internet Commons Forum will take place during the UN Internet Governance Forum, on Wednesday, 4 November, 2020, from 16:00 to 17:40 (UTC). To participate, please register to the UN Internet Governance Forum and add the ICF […]

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the United Nations, under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity. Due to the […]

CyberBRICS: Cybersecurity Regulations in the BRICS Countries

This book stems from the CyberBRICS project, which is the first initiative to develop a comparative analysis of the digital policies and regulations of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China […]

The BRICS Digital Policies webinar is organized by the CyberBRICS project (www.cyberbrics.info). It brings together CyberBRICS Associate Scholars and Research Fellows to discuss relevant developments regarding digital policies in the […]


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CyberBRICS Fellow. Anya holds a Masters degree in psychology and sociology. Her recent work has been at the intersection of academic research and volunteering in various digital activism and advocacy […]

covid global insights ebook

Disponibilizamos o e-book “COVID-19 Global Insights” completo para download. O livro tem como coordenador Claudio Lucena (CyberBRICS Associated Scholar) e conta com 28 capítulos divididos em duas partes: a primeira […]

By Varsha Sewlal Introduction The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to act expediently to contain the spread of the virus. Most governments have resorted to utilising […]

By Ian Brown Abstract The first paper in this series, Interoperability as a tool for competition regulation, focused on policy issues. This second paper looks at the technical details and […]

IGF intersessional work now and in the future: Best Practice Forums and Dynamic Coalitions. On September 23, at 12:00 (Universal Time UTC), will happen the United Nations Internet Governance Forum […]

By Anya Kovacs Abstract: Sovereignty is seeing renewed relevance in the age of data in India as it has become the framework of choice in a number of data governance […]

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BRICS countries atlas low poly by Britto.design

By Carolina Telles When the quarantine began in the Brazilian states, between the third and the fourth week of March, the country had only 2,271 cases and 47 deaths. Five […]

Por Carolina Telles Quando a quarentena foi iniciada nos estados brasileiros, entre a terceira e a quarta semana de março, o país contava com apenas 2.271 casos e 47 mortes. […]

On August 25, the Cyber​​Security Perspectives in the Current and in the Post-Pandemic Context Webinar took place, organized by IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, in portuguese). The event was […]

No dia 25 de agosto, ocorreu o Webinar Perspectivas da Segurança Cibernética no Contexto Atual e na Pós-pandemia, organizado pelo IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada). O evento contou com […]

On September 10th at 10AM (GMT-3 / Rio Time), the first BRICS Digital Policies Webinar will take place on-line. The main topics discussed by participants include cybersecurity, fake news, digital […]

By Smriti Parsheera, Nikhil Narendran, Swati Muthukumar and Aparajita Lath[1] Aarogya Setu, which translates to mean ‘health bridge’, is a mobile application that was launched by the Indian government in […]

By Luca Belli and Nicolo Zingales On 14 August 2018, Brazil adopted its new General Data Protection Law, n° 13.709/2018, better known under its Portuguese acronym “LGPD” (Lei Geral de Proteção […]

IInteroperability as a tool for competition regulation

By Ian Brown Abstract This briefing paper on interoperability as a pro-competition policy tool is based on a synthesis of recent comprehensive policy reviews of digital competition in major economies, […]

No dia 21 de julho ocorreu o Seminário Webinar sobre Cooperação Internacional Contra Covid-19, que contou com as participações de Luca Belli (Diretor do CyberBRICS e Professor da da FGV […]

By Min Jiang University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte & CyberBRICS Visiting Professor Abstract This article situates China’s social credit system (SCS) in a historical perspective by exploring its […]

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BRICS countries atlas low poly by Britto.design

By Torsha Sarkar Introduction We are living through, to put it mildly, strange times. The ongoing pandemic has pinballed into a humanitarian crisis, revealing and deepening the severe class inequalities […]

By Bruno Ricardo Bioni and Renato Leite Monteiro A historic ruling of the Brazilian Supreme Court from May 07, 2020 describes the right to data protection as an autonomous right […]

Also available in English O que acontece quando a cidade digital encontra desastres e pandemias em grande escala como o COVID-19? Este artigo analisa o caso de São Paulo, Brasil, para […]

What happens when the digital city encounters large-scale disasters and pandemics like COVID-19? This article analyzes the case of São Paulo, Brazil, to illustrate how the pandemic contributes to emphasize […]

The Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub’s fifth webinar took place on 15 May 2020 and featured Luca Belli (Ph.D.) Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas […]

By Anna Orlova and Andrey Shcherbovich Since March 2020, Russia has been suspected of information warfare, that is, proactive state propaganda and dissemination of the so-called “fake news”, in response […]

By Dr Senka Hadzic, Pablo Aguera e Dr Alison Gillwald South Africa’s failure to release high demand spectrum for over a decade has been cited by operators and analysts not […]

By Smriti Parsheera In the previous post we traced India’s journey down the net neutrality road, starting from the framing of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)’s discriminatory tariff regulation in […]

By Smriti Parsheera Policymakers in India have acknowledged that non-discriminatory treatment of content, or, in other words, maintenance of network neutrality, constitutes an essential feature of having an open Internet. […]

By Luca Belli The COVID-19 pandemic has harshly highlighted the fundamental importance of Internet access, and the total exclusion that the unconnected face in times of crises. For some of […]

By Aman Nair Introduction As COVID-19 continues to be the primary problem facing the globe, there has been a scramble among policymakers to try and utilise the latest technology in […]

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BRICS countries atlas low poly by Britto.design

Por Luca Belli Exclusão social para os desconectados e conjuntura perfeita de fake news para os parcialmente conectados. Teletrabalho em home office, aulas online, entregas por meio de aplicativos, notícias […]

By Luca Belli The members of the so-called BRICS grouping (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have realized that digital transformation is an essential element for the future of their economies […]

By Francesca Musiani, Benjamin Loveluck, Françoise Daucé, Ksenia Ermoshina Texte intégral en française The Internet infrastructure is based on the principle of the internationalisation of equipment and data and information […]

By Luca Belli, Diego Canabarro, Judith Herzog, Richard Hill, Carlos A. Afonso, and Stefano Trumpy Introduction Over the past thirty years, the Internet has penetrated all aspects of our lives […]

By Ksenia Ermoshina and Francesca Musiani (CyberBRICS Associated Scholar) Abstract In response to the growing censorship of their national Internet, Russian users, content producers and service providers have developed several […]

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BRICS countries atlas low poly by Britto.design

By Luca Belli Originally published by China Today (October/November 2019 edition)

Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, the BRICS Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Summit has been postponed and will take place on June 2021. The Summit will take place at Fundação Getulio […]

Content takedown and users’ rights

By Gurshabad Grover and Torsha Sarkar AST year, several Jio users from different states reported that sites like Indian Kanoon, Reddit and Telegram were inaccessible through their connections. While attempting to access the […]

From the 22nd to the 24th of January, the 13th Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) took place in Brussels, Belgium. The CPDP is a non-profit platform was […]

Entre os dias 22 e 24 de janeiro, ocorreu a 13ª Computers, Privacy e Data Protection conference (CPDP) em Bruxelas, na Bélgica. A CPDP é uma plataforma sem fins lucrativos […]

Democracy Under The Influence: Paradigms of State Responsibility for Cyber Influence Operations on Elections

By Barrie Sander Abstract Ever since allegations arose of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election, cyber influence operations have garnered worldwide attention. This article examines the different […]

CPDP LatAm is the Latin-American platform to discuss privacy, data protection and technology. It includes the Latin-American edition of Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, the MyData conference, and Privacy […]

Platform Values: Conflicting rights, AI and tax avoidance

Edited by Luca Belli and Nicolo Zingales 2019 outcome of the IGF Coalition on Platform Responsibility. Presented at the 14th United Nations Internet Governance Forum. 27 November 2019, Berlin. Consolidated […]

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By Nikhil Pahwa The unintended consequence of the Supreme Court’s order on Internet Shutdowns in Kashmir — where it put down accountability norms for Internet shutdowns, and said that some essential websites […]

Medianama CyberBRICS India PDP Bill

By Smriti Parsheera “I prefer to sail in a bad ship with a good captain rather than sail in a good ship with a bad captain.”— Mehmet Murat ildan If […]

CPDP Conference 2020

Data Protection Regulations in the BRICS On 23 January, at 16:00 Brussels time, the CyberBRICS project will organize the session Data Protection Regulations in the BRICS, at the Computer Privacy […]

Recent 3D printing developments for law and society Angela Daly Article

By Angela Daly Introduction: This chapter is intended as a follow-up to my monograph, Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution, published in mid-2016.1 Much of the research and writing […]

By Alison Gillwald The digital inequality paradox is arguably the biggest policy challenge for SA, and, as yet, it is not addressed through the discourse of 4IR Since Klaus Schwab […]

Professor Luca Belli

Não precisa haver pressa para definir logo o edital do leilão do 5G, avalia o doutor em Direito Público Luca Belli, professor de Governança e Regulação da Internet da FGV […]

On November 25-29, the Internet Governance Forum 2019 was held in Berlin, Germany, bringing together multiple stakeholders to discuss public policies and digital rights. Professor Luca Belli, coordinator of CyberBRICS Project, Ivar Hartmann, coordinator at Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade (CTS/FGV) and Yasmin […]

A Escola de Direito da Fundação Getúlio Vargas e o projeto CyberBRICS convidam para o seminário sino-brasileiro sobre governança na Internet, que ocorrerá na terça-feira, dia 10 de dezembro, e […]

The Rio de Janeiro Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (DIREITO RIO) and CyberBRICS Project invite to the China-Brazil Internet Governance Seminar, organized in partnership with the Cyberspace Administration of […]

By Luca Belli Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are home to 3.2 billion people, 42% of the world’s population. In effect, these countries hold 42% of one of the […]

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On Monday, 10/28, the 3rd BRICS Governance Seminar on Innovative Governance for Economic Growth in the New Era was held in Rio de Janeiro. The event, exclusively for 200 guests, […]

Na segunda-feira, dia 28/10, ocorreu no Rio de Janeiro o III Seminário do BRICS sobre Governança, com tema Innovative Governance for Economic Growth in the New Era. O evento, exclusivo […]

On September 13, 2019, Professor Luca Belli participated to the 2019 BRICS Think Tank International Symposium, organized by the China Council for BRICS Think-tank Cooperation, the Center for BRICS Studies, […]

The Internet Governance Forum 2019 (IGF) is going to happen in Berlin, Germany, on Nov 25-29, bringing together multiple stakeholders to discuss public policies and digital rights. One of our […]

By Wei Wang This is a short piece relating to the modern history and current situation of China’s AI policies. It arises from the report co-authored with the colleagues having […]