CyberBRICS

Regulating Facial Recognition in Brazil

By Luca Belli , Walter Britto Gaspar and Nicolo Zingales. This article is a chapter of The Cambridge Handbook of Facial Recognition in the Modern State. Summary Almost forty Brazilian cities have begun to deploy facial recognition technology (FRT) in a bid to automate the public safety, transportation, and border control sectors. Such initiatives are … Read more

Securing South Africa’s elections through Popia and the Cybercrimes Act

By Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze, Lucien Pierce, Melody Musoni and Carl Heinz Uys As South Africa and other African countries prepare for elections in 2024, cybersecurity and the protection of personal data must be prioritised. The stakes are high. Cybersecurity breaches and incidents within government and its related agencies have been coming thick and fast. Cybersecurity … Read more

Alexander Ignatov

Alexander Ignatov possesses PhD in Political Science and currently holding the position of a researcher at the Center for International Institutions Research, RANEPA (Moscow). In his research Alexander focuses on global governance issues, multilateral forums agenda (G20, BRICS), and recent trends in the Internet governance system development. With more than 30 research pieces presented up … Read more

nombulelo Faith Lekota

Nombulelo Faith Lekota is a CyberBRICS researcher with a Master’s in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Johannesburg. Her research focuses on ICT Data Governance, Architecture, Cybersecurity frameworks, and best practice standards. With 20 years of experience in the IT industry, … Read more

Mila Samdub

Mila T Samdub is a researcher working on state digital infrastructures and techno-illiberalism in India. He is currently a resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He previously worked as a curator at Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi, where his practice focused on the intersections of art, activism and … Read more

Viviane Farias

Viviane Farias is Ph.D. in System Engineering and Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and works as a Data and Analytics Governance Specialist at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). She is postdoctoral research fellow at Center for Technology and Society (FGV Law School). She received her master’s degree in computer engineering … Read more

Alexandre Costa Barbosa

Alexandre Costa Barbosa is a digital policy consultant, associate researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute and a CyberBRICS fellow. He was an expert advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br and the Brazilian Internet Governance School. Previously, Costa Barbosa was a senior innovation researcher at the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de … Read more

Jai Vipra

Jai Vipra is an AI policy researcher with over 8 years of experience in technology policy. She has previously worked at the AI Now Institute, the Centre for the Governance of AI, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, IT for Change, and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. Jai’s areas of interest are the … Read more

Aifang Ma

Dr. Aifang Ma is currently a Boya Postdoctoral Scholar and a Lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University. She obtained her Ph.D in political science at Sciences Po Paris in 2022. She works on the regulation of the digital economy, the antitrust regulation of tech giants, and artificial intelligence. She currently spearheads … Read more

AI Governance in the G20 – Webinar Report

🔗Watch the full webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/live/ocMRJQo3J_Y?si=0hXUshoXZZJZ2szW English Luca Belli, CTS-FGV coordinator, opened the webinar emphasizing the importance of the Brazilian presidency of the G20 in conveying the voice of the Global South, following India and just before the South African presidency. These are three countries that are also key members of the BRICS group. He … Read more

webinar: “AI Governance in the G20”

New event 23 February from 10:00 to 12:00 BRT (GMT-3). We are pleased to announce the webinar “AI Governance in the G20” that will take place on 23 February from 10:00 to 12:00 BRT (GMT-3). This event is part of a series of webinars on Digital Policies in the G20 jointly organised by CTS-FGV, and … Read more

Professor Luca Belli appointed member of the new Brazilian Cybersecurity Committee

On 9 February 2024 the Brazilian Presidency’s Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) appointed the members of the new National Cybersecurity Committee (CNciber), established by Presidential Decree 11.856/2023. CyberBRICS Director and CTS-FGV Coordinator, Professor Luca Belli, has been appointed as one of the members of the CNciber for a three-year mandate. Yasmin Curzi, a professor at FGV … Read more

BRICS in the Digital economy: competition policy in practice

Nicolo Zingles contributed to the prepration of the second report pf the BRICS Digital Policy Working Group Professor at FGV Law School and researcher at CTS-FGV, Nicolo Zingales, contributed to the preparation of the second report of the BRICS Digital Economy Working Group. #cyberBRICS The group was established in 2017 during the BRICS International Competition … Read more

EU-Brazil Dialogue on AI and Data Empowerment laws

New event December 1st l 14:00 EST We are pleased to announce the event “EU-Brazil Dialogue on AI and Data Empowerment laws” A roundtable that will reflect on the social and regulatory challenges brought about by the increased use and sophistication of artificial intelligence technologies and, in particular, generative AI applications based on high-dimensional language … Read more

Twenty-first Edition Of The CyberBRICS Observatory Bulletin

Publications – New Data Architectures In Brazil, China, And India: From Copycats To Innovators, Towards A Post-Western Model Of Data Governance Paper by CyberBRICS Director Luca Belli, published at the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. Artigo de autoria de Luca Belli (Diretor do CyberBRICS), publicado no Indian Journal of Law and Technology. – Searching … Read more