PhD. and Coordinator of Law and Technology at the Institute for Internet and Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio). Senior Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Eduardo Magrani has been working with public policy, Internet regulation and Intellectual Property since 2008. He is Professor of Law and Technology and Intellectual Property at FGV Law School, UERJ, IBMEC and PUC-Rio. Researcher and Project Leader at FGV in the Center for Technology & Society (2010-2017). Author of the books “Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean” (2017), “Internet of Things” (2017) and “Connected Democracy” (2014) in which he discusses the ways and challenges to improve the democratic system through technology. Associated Researcher at the Law Schools Global League and Member of the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers. Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a thesis on Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence Regulation through the lenses of Privacy Protection and Ethics. Bachelor of Laws at PUC-Rio, with academic exchange at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3 (France). Lawyer, acting actively on Digital Rights, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property fields. Magrani has been strongly engaged in the discussions about Internet regulation and was one of the developers of Brazil’s first comprehensive Internet legislation: the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (“Marco Civil da Internet”). Eduardo has coordinated at FGV the Access to Knowledge Brazil Project, as project Manager, participating and interested in the copyright reform and Internet regulation policies in Brazil. He is coordinator of Creative Commons Brazil and the Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean Project, alongside with prestigious Latin American organizations.
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The Internet is a decentralized global network that makes communication, information and learning easier. Basic democratic practices, such as discussing matters of public interest and participating in the political process, will be increasingly related to the digital world. This publication presents an overview of the most relevant issues in the area of Digital Law in Latin American countries, as a result of the Project 'Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean', an International Newsletter coordinated in Brazil by Professor and Researcher of FGV, Eduardo Magrani. The project emerged in 2012 as an initiative of leading Latin American think tanks working on issues related to Internet regulation and governance interested in consolidating human rights in the digital world. The regulation of net neutrality, the regulation of copyright and the responsibility of intermediaries, restrictions on freedom of expression by electronic means and data protection policies are some of the themes that can be found in this work of selected articles. Being informed about these subjects is a fundamental requirement for promoting dialogue and consensus around these issues. This publication is intended to be a useful tool for a broad community of stakeholders interested in the Digital Law landscape in Latin America.