Building Good Digital Sovereignty through Digital Public Infrastructures and Digital Commons in India and Brazil

The past decade has witnessed the emergence of multiple debates on digital sovereignty, a hotly debated topic, that does not have a universal definition yet. Traditional conceptions of sovereignty are intimately intertwined with the key features of the state, and the lack of a shared understanding of digital sovereignty has inspired multiple interpretations frequently stressing authoritarian or protectionist … Read more

Cybersecurity Policymaking in the BRICS Countries: From Addressing National Priorities to Seeking International Cooperation

Abstract In the concluding statement of the 2021 BRICS Summit, the bloc’s five members—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—pledged to pursue enhanced cooperation on cybersecurity issues, including by “establishing legal frameworks of cooperation among BRICS” and a BRICS intergovernmental agreement on cybersecurity. This piece briefly outlines the mounting relevance of cybersecurity for the BRICS … Read more

Brazil joins the Convention on Cybercrime: How will it impact other BRICS Countries?

The accession to the Convention brings many advantages, but it could complicate the Brazilian stance at the BRICS and UN levels. Largely unnoticed by the public, a major event took place in the past week. The Federal Senate of Brazil approved the draft legislative decree triggering Brazil’s adhesion to the Convention on Cybercrime, signed in Budapest, Hungary, … Read more

O Brasil aderiu à Convenção sobre o Cibercrime: o que isso significa?

Implementar a Convenção de Budapeste irá requerer uma ótima sinergia entre o Legislativo e o Itamaraty Nas últimas semanas, um importante acontecimento passou despercebido para o grande público. O Senado aprovou o Projeto de Decreto Legislativo que abre caminho para a adesão do Brasil à Convenção sobre o Cibercrime, assinada em 2001 na cidade de Budapeste, na … Read more