GNI Welcomes the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro as a Civil Society Member

“ITS Rio has been doing incredible work at the intersection of technology and society for many years, and we are very excited about the expertise, insights, and perspectives that they will bring to GNI,” said GNI Executive Director Jason Pielemeier.

New Report! Technologies Used in the Fight Against the Pandemic: Personal Data in Latin America

This report looks at the development of technologies to fight the pandemic under different legal frameworks in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador. It analyzes the impacts of governments' responses on users’ privacy rights and makes recommendations.

Concerning Draft Decree in Brazil Threatens the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

Given the significant constitutional, due process, human rights, and jurisdictional concerns that the draft presidential decree on freedom of expression and the Internet has generated, the undersigned organizations collectively call for it to be formally withdrawn.

2021-09-29T14:53:51+00:00August 2, 2021|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, media releases|Tags: , |

GNI Expresses Concern About Proposed ‘Fake News’ Law in Brazil

Several provisions of the proposed "Law of Freedom, Responsibility, and Transparency on the Internet” in Brazil would be counterproductive to the stated intent of the bill and pose risks for freedom of expression and privacy. Brazil’s legislature should heed calls from international experts and civil society and take care to respect the rights enshrined in Marco Civil by rejecting the bill and engaging in meaningful and transparent multi-stakeholder consultation to find a truly rights-respecting way forward.

2020-07-01T20:38:44+00:00June 29, 2020|Categories: feature, intermediary liability, Issues, issues highlight, surveillance|Tags: , |

The GNI Expresses Concern over Suspension of Messaging Service in Brazil

A Brazilian court’s decision instituted a nationwide blocking of the WhatsApp messaging service on December 17. The GNI urges the Brazilian government to adhere to international human rights standards on free expression and privacy and to refrain from blocking access to communications platforms.

2019-01-13T21:19:55+00:00December 18, 2015|Categories: Issues, media releases, network disruptions, surveillance|Tags: , , , , , |
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