Brazil’s Harmonizing Digital Bill of Rights

Since the Snowden revelations, Brazil has increasingly taken a leadership role in regards to digital rights and the right to privacy. Most notably, this can be seen with their creation of the Brazilian Digital Bill of Rights or “Marco Civil de Internet”. Among other things, Marco Civil protects the right to privacy and free expression online, net neutrality, and the rule of law online. Like the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive before it, which helped shape the form of numerous laws both inside and outside of the EU, the Marco Civil bill is shaping the conversation around a state need to create such bills for digital rights. 

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