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Brazil To Vote on Internet Bill of Rights

PRIVACY LAW—BRAZIL

August 7, 2012

Global Voices reports on Brazil’s Marco Civil da Internet—a proposed “bill of rights” for Internet users—which is expected to come to a vote before Congress on August 8. The bill “establishes a clear set of rights and responsibilities for users, sets strong net neutrality principles and shields Internet intermediaries from liability for illegal content posted by users,” the report states. The Bureau of Legislative Affairs of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice began collaborating with Rio de Janeiro Law School on the creation of the Marco Civil da Internet in 2009.
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