Legislature drops forced localisation provision as Brazil moves ahead bill of law for internet civil rights framework

By Adriano Chaves and Maria Paula Souza

Brazil’s Marco Civil da Internet, the bill of law establishing a civil rights framework for the internet, has been approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives.

Next, it will be submitted to Brazil’s Senate, where many predict it will move ahead quickly. Observers have commented that the government is pressing senators to pass the bill, preferably before the Global Multistakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance being held in Brazil on 23–24 April 2014…

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