Brazilian House of Representatives passed a bill which increases internet privacy protection

On March 25, 2014, Brazil’s Camara dos Deputados passed a bill ( so-called “Marco Civil da Internet” – Bill of Law 2,126/2011 now submitted for approval to the Senado Federal) which contains several provisions aiming at increasing protection of Brazialians’ personal data. Companies based anywhere in the world offering services to Brazilians will have to comply with the new law. There is controversy over the bill as many are afraid that it might generate on-line censorship by the government. The bill might be voted with urgency, perhaps before the Global Multistakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, which will be held in Brazil on April 23 and 24, 2014.


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