Last Wednesday, President Trump signed an immigration-related Executive Order (EO) titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” that, among other...30 January 2017
Brazil’s New Internet Law Could Broadly Impact Online Privacy and Data Handling Practices
The Brazilian Internet Law also incorporates an approach to liability for Internet companies hosting third-party user-generated content that is analogous to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in the United States ). Specifically, under the Brazilian Internet Law, an Internet company will not be liable for user-generated content posted on its service unless it ignores a judicial order to remove content.
Notably, the Brazilian Internet Law does not include the original proposal (driven by political pressures in the wake of the Edward Snowden disclosures) of a mandatory Brazilian cloud for storage of Brazilian users’ data. However, the new law does embrace a broad concept of Brazilian government jurisdiction over online companies that collect or use Brazilian users’ data, even for companies located outside of Brazil.
Finally, the new law more broadly impacts Internet policy in Brazil, embracing net neutrality and increased Internet access for Brazilians.
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