Brazil Approves Landmark Internet Rights Law

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff approved last Wednesday a landmark Internet Bill of Rights that guarantees privacy and freedom of speech for users in the country one day after the Senate voted to endorse the law. She announced the law formally at the Net Mundial Internet conference in São Paulo on April 23rd, 2014.

The Internet rights law comes almost a year after allegations of U.S. spying on Brazilian targets surfaced through National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and whistleblower, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?