Law 12.965 – Civil Rights Framework for Internet was enacted on April 23rd 2014
The civil Rights Framework for internet in Brazil, Law 12965/14, was enacted on April 23rd 2014 and will enter into force as of June 23, 2014. Some experts consider that this law will improve the quality of internet service in that country.
The main purpose of this law is to ensure the application of import principles provided by the Brazilian Constitution regarding internet. For example; freedom of speech, the inviolability of confidentiality and privacy.
Another relevant objective of this legislation is to give the users tools to protect them from online sexual crimes (such as pedophilia) or of illegal use of pictures as well as the liability of the providers of internet in some special cases.
Additionally it should be noted that the law establishes that internet providers should keep the records of the users and an identification of theinfringers, in order to protect the entire society.